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Summary Judgment: A Practical Guide promotes uniformity of practice.
The work, whilst acknowledging the need for an unfettered judicial discretion, identifies patterns within the granting of summary judgment applications, thereby rationalising the subject matter and providing practical guidelines for the preparation, presentation, opposition to, and adjudication, of such applications.
This title attempts to reduce inconsistencies and to promote uniformity of practice. The publication is maintained in a single binder with updates published annually.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 - An introduction to summary judgment
Chapter 2 - The evolution of the summary judgment procedure
Chapter 3 - Which claims entitle a plaintiff to apply for summary judgment?
Chapter 4 - Specific instances in which an application for summary judgment is excluded
Chapter 5 - The requirements of validity of an application for summary judgment
Chapter 6 - Limitations on the plaintiff's presentation of evidence
Chapter 7 - Condonation for the plaintiff
Chapter 8 - The furnishing of security by a defendant
Chapter 9 - The defendant's opposing affidavit
Chapter 10 - Condonation for a defendant
Chapter 11 - The adjudication of a summary judgment application
Chapter 12 - Costs orders in summary judgment proceedings
Chapter 13 - Rescission of summary judgment
Chapter 14 - Appeal/review in summary judgment proceedings
Chapter 15 - The future of the summary judgment procedure
Chapter 16 - Extracts from decided cases on important aspects of the summary judgment procedure
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