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In today’s multimedia landscape there are a multitude of ways and means of getting the direction you need. When it comes to civil procedure, there is one voice that speaks with the clarity and authority that judges themselves rely on - The White Book. Informed by the unrivalled expertise of an author team led by The Right Honourable Lord Justice Jackson, the unique perspective of the White Book 2012 will ensure you have the in-depth understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules you need to succeed. White Book on Westlaw UK and the forthcoming White Book 2012 eBook are expanding the horizons of how, when and where you can access the commentary that makes a difference to you every day. Read on to find out how you can complement your White Book 2012 experience.


NEW AND UPDATED COMMENTARY AND COVERAGE There is a host of new and revised content in the White Book 2012, below you’ll find a taster of some of the new material. • Coverage of Civil Procedure Amendment Rules, including Civil Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules (SI 2011/2970), which brings into force a new Part 80 on Proceedings under the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011, and Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) Rules (SI 2011/3103), which brings into force Rules to facilitate the processing of work through the County Court Money Claim Centre on 19 March 2012 • Practice Guidance on the use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from Court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting • Practice Guidance on Interim Non-Disclosure Orders • Amendments to Practice Directions and Pre-Action Protocols brought into force by TSO Update 58, including a new Pre-Action Protocol for Dilapidations


• Updated and amended commentary to Part 6 on Service, particularly out of the Jurisdiction • NEW specialist Contempt of Court and Committal Orders commentary • NEW section on Anti-Suit Injunctions in Interim Remedies in Volume 2 • NEW commentary on the Court Funds Rules 2011 • Revised commentary to RSC Order 52 on Committal • Case law and commentary updates on the Arbitration Act 1996 • Consumer Credit & Consumer Law – further commentary and case law on consumer rights of withdrawal/cancellation, distance credit contracts, cancellable agreements and cash price plus coverage of the Consumer Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2011

CASE LAW UPDATES INCLUDE: • Part 3 (Serious Organised Crime Agency v Namli, Omega Engineering Inc. v Omega SA, JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and Others plus more)

• Part 40 (In re A & L (Children), Bond v Dunster Properties Ltd, Kotula v EDF Energy Networks (EDN) Plc, Zurich Insurance Co Plc v Hayward)

• Part 6 (BNP Paribas SA v Open Joint Stock Co Russian Machines, Abela v Baardarani, Bethel Construction Ltd and another v Deloitte and Touche, SSL International Plc v TTL LIG LTD, DSG International Sourcing Ltd v Universal Media Corporation (Slovakia) SRO, Lucasfilm Ltd and others v Ainsworth and NML Capital Limited v Republic of Argentina, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) Anstalt des Offentlichen Rechts v J P Morgan Chase Bank NA)

• Costs (Solomon v Cromwell Group Plc, Singapore Airlines Ltd v Buck Consultants Ltd)

• Part 11 (NML Capital Limited v Republic of Argentina) • Part 12 (Robins v Kordowski) • Part 17 (Brown v Innovatorone Plc) • Part 23 (Riva Bella SA v Tamsen Yachts GmbH) • Part 25 (Antonio Gramsci Shipping Corporation v Recoletos, 20th Century Fox Film Corp and others v British Telecommunications Plc, Mobile Telesystems Finance SA v Nomihold Securities Inc, Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL) • Part 31 (Serious Organised Crime Agency v Namli) • Part 36 (Epsom College v Pierse Contracting Southern Ltd, Solomon v Cromwell Group Plc)


• Part 52 (Hutcheson v Popdog Ltd, Howard v Stanton, Rust-Andrews v First-Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber Terluk v Berezovsky) • Part 63 (Danisco A/S v Novozymes A/S, Schütz (UK) Ltd v Werit UK Ltd, Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH v Carefusion 303 Inc) RSC Order 52 (Ali v Esure Services Limited) • Housing (Crown Estate Commissioners v Governors of the Peabody Trust) • Section 9A, Senior Courts Act 1981 (Hutcheson v Popdog Ltd, R. (T) v Croydon London Borough Council) • Section 12, CPR (Bank of Scotland v Breytenbach) • Section 13, Rights of Audience (Atrium Medical Corporation v Atrium Europe BV) • Section 15, Interim Remedies (Quest Advisors Limited v McFeely, Parbulk II SA v PT Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi TBK)

NEW AND UPDATED COMMENTARY ON STATUTES AND SIs • NEW provisions of the Debtors Act 1869 & 1878 plus commentary • NEW Distress for Rent Rules 1988

• Inclusion of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and SRA Principles 2011 and coverage of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011

• Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act 2007


• Senior Courts Act 1981

• Amendments to the Chancery, Admiralty & Commercial Courts and Senior Courts Costs Office Guides, including a revised Appendix 1 to the Chancery Guide

• County Courts Act 1984 • Family Procedure Rules 2010 • Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2011 • Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules (SI 2011/2753) [online/ CD only] and new Practice Direction 3A on Authorised Court Officers



• Revised Supreme Court and Privy Council Practice Directions

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