Blackstone's Civil Practice 2008 provides authoritative expert description and analysis of the process of civil litigation in UK courts. It combines a unique narrative commentary with the full text of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and Pre-Action Protocols and Practice Guides. Blackstone's Civil Practice 2008 is the only civil court text to explain and analyze civil procedure in narrative chapters. Written by a team of expert practitioners and academics, the text follows the course of proceedings from funding litigation and commencement of a claim through to enforcement of judgments. The text offers lucid, practical guidance to the effective conduct of litigation - providing detailed guidance on both the general conduct of litigation and more specialist areas such as judicial review, landlord and tenant and possession proceedings, sale of goods, and consumer credit. The narrative is supported by procedural checklists, giving quick access to details of required actions, time limits and applicable Rules and Practice Directions. The text is also cross-referenced to comprehensive appendices containing scrupulously edited and up-to-date texts of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions, Pre-Action Protocols and Court Guides and selected procedural legislation. All copies of Blackstone's Civil Practice 2008 come complete with a CD-ROM, which is issued simultaneously with the bound book. The CD-ROM includes hypertext linking for, among other things, references to the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions. The CD-ROM also includes all relevant forms. The book is also accompanied by a regularly updated companion web site.