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Lexis® Practical Guidance: Civil Procedure

Why Lexis® Practical Guidance: Civil Procedure?

Get direct online access to critical, up-to-date Civil Procedure information and guidance that you can rely on.  With Practical Guidance Civil Procedure you can easily acquire a practical understanding of civil procedure, the related court rules and other key legislation, without losing the intricate details of the law.

With a strong emphasis on practical aids,Practical Guidance Civil Procedure will assist you with executing tasks and actioning items. It provides step-by-step guidance to practice and procedure in the Magistrate Court and High Court and is supported by practice directives from the various provinces, as well as references to the Magistrate Court Rules and the High Court Rules.

Users have convenient online access to current Legislation and Case Law, as well as Guidance Notes, Practice Directives, Checklists, Forms and Precedents that are authored and updated by expert practitioners.

With Lexis® Practical Guidance Civil Procedure you get:


Convenient online access to:
  • More than 30 Topic Overviews and 120 Guidance Notes
  • Over 200 forms, precedents and checklists – ensuring not a single step is missed
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Practice Directives – practical advice on how to interpret the rules of court
  • Other useful resources such as flowcharts, external websites and additional readings

Guidance on each step taken in civil procedure:
  • Establishing jurisdiction
  • Initiating an action
  • Trial preparation
  • Conducting trials
  • Trial outcome
  • Applications
  • Execution of judgments
  • Appeal and review processes

Comprehensively coverage of all sources of South African Civil Procedure law:
  • Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013
  • Magistrates' Court Act 32 of 1944
  • Magistrates' and High Court rules
  • Practice directives for each High Court

Pleadings available in two formats:
  • Official forms as they appear in the Rules
  • Customisable precedents

Guidance Notes

Direct access to relevant case law, legislation and commentary works, and practical know-how on specific areas within Civil Procedure. A few key guidance notes are outlined below, the full list can be viewed in the table of contents.

Matrimonial Matters Pending a Divorce Action

Deals with High Court Rule 43, wherein a spouse can obtain interim relief while the divorce process is pending. It provides customers with precedents of Notice in Terms of Rule 43, Notice of Bar, and Rule 43 Application.

Evictions

Clear guidance on how to evict unlawful occupiers from premises in terms of the PIE Act 19 of 1998. Including detailed content on the application process, drafting tips on what needs to be included in the affidavit attached to the notice of motion, precedents of the notice of motion in both long and short forms, and applicable case law, High Court and Magistrate Court rules and practice directives.

Summary Judgment in Terms of the Rules

Details the steps needed to be taken when applying for summary judgment in both the High Court and Magistrate Court. It also discusses the relevant practice directives and case law and provides precedents of the application and supporting affidavit

Practical Aids

Precedents, checklists, flowcharts and forms to offer advice confidently and execute tasks accurately. A few key resources are listed below, the full list can be viewed in the table of contents.

  • Rule 43 application
  • Application for an appointment as a curator ad litem
  • Application for business rescue
  • Application for condonation
  • Application for joinder
  • Application for rehabilitation
  • Application for substituted service and edictal citation
  • Consent to judgment and verifying affidavit
  • Discovery notices
  • Precedent of a counterclaim
  • Provisional sentence application
  • Rule nisi application
  • Settlement agreement in High Court and Magistrates Court
  • Summary judgement application

Authors










Brenda Neukircher
Ross Garland

BLC LLB (University of South Africa), Senior Council of the Pretoria Bar

Specialist in procurement issues in administrative law, matrimonial law and commercial law. Member of Pretoria Bar since 1990, Senior Counsel since 2006 and acting Judge in North Gauteng High Court since 2002.


BLC LLB (University of South Africa), Senior Council of the Pretoria Bar

Specialist in procurement issues in administrative law, matrimonial law and commercial law. Member of Pretoria Bar since 1990, Senior Counsel since 2006 and acting Judge in North Gauteng High Court since 2002.








Liezl Haupt
Sonika Mentz

B Comm (Law) LLB Degree (University of Johannesburg, previously RAU), PhD (Private Law) (University of the North West previously Potchefstroom University for CHE)

Previous research fellow at the Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany and member of the Pretoria Bar since 1999. Specialist in children's rights and family law, presently involved in pupil training at the Pretoria Bar.


LLB Degree (University of Stellenbosch), Post-graduate Diploma (International Commercial Arbitration) (Queen Mary College, University of London), LLM (University of London)

Member of the Pretoria Bar since 2007 and involved in its advocacy training programme. Previously a contracts negotiator in London. Now has a general civil commercial practice, specialising in commercial matters.


Time is scarce and the law is ever changing. Keeping pace with the shifts is a job unto itself but, chances are, it is not your only job. 

Curated by top South African legal experts, LexisNexis® Practical Guidance™ helps you navigate dynamic legal terrain by delivering practical aids for your everyday concerns in one convenient platform. 

It saves you time and energy so you can focus on the expertise that only you have.


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