The Civil Court Practice 2019 (The Green Book)

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The full text of The Civil Court Practice (The Green Book), including commentary and all Pre-action Protocols, Court Guides, the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 with Practice Directions and authoritative guidance on practice and procedure in specialist jurisdictions. Content: Part I Procedure in the Civil Courts; Part II General Jurisdiction; Part III Special Jurisdiction of the Civil Courts.

July 2019


The text has been updated to fully incorporate all of the recent changes to the CPR and accompanying Practice Directions.

The changes to the CPR are set out in the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2019, SI 2019/342, the Civil Procedure (Amendment) (EU Exit) Rules 2019, SI 2019/144 and the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/521. The PD amendments are incorporated in the 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th and 106th Updates to Practice Directions.

The 107th Update to Practice Directions, which was published on 29 March 2019, is also now included. It contains amendments to Practice Directions which will only become effective if and when the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/521 come into force. The 107th PD Update provides for amendments to remove provisions from CPR-related Practice Directions which relate to powers, processes and orders under EU Instruments or Treaties which will no longer be applicable or available when those Instruments or Treaties are revoked by the EU Withdrawal Act or the Statutory Instruments (SI) made under it, or in some cases amend such provision where such Instruments are retained in an amended form.

The amendments from the 109th Update to Practice Directions which came into force on 1 July 2019 have also been incorporated into the content.

These statutory updates are accompanied by revised and updated commentary, with explanation, clarification and details of new cases decided.


Professor Adrian Zuckerman Professor of Civil Procedure at the University of Oxford; Editor of the Civil Justice Quarterly Editorial board member
 Ashley Roughton Barrister, Hogarth Chambers Editorial board member
 Chris Lethem Editorial board member
Master Colin Campbell Master of the Senior Courts Costs Office Editorial board member
David di Mambro , LLB (Hons) (Lond), MCI Arb Of the Middle Temple, Barrister, Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, and a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee Senior contributing editor
 David Willink Editorial board member
DISTRICT JUDGE HENRIETTA MANNERS , Shoreditch & Clerkenwell County Court Editorial board member
DISTRICT JUDGE STEPHEN E ROGERS , Court of Protection Regional Judge Editorial board member
 Dov Ohrenstein Editorial board member
 Elizabeth Jeary Editorial board member
HIS HONOUR JUDGE PUGSLEY , Circuit Judge and formerly Chairman of Employment Tribunals Editorial board member
Master Jason Rowley Costs Judge Editorial board member
 Laura Bolado Editorial board member
 Louise di Mambro General editor
LYDIA SEYMOUR , BA (Oxon) Of the Inner Temple, Barrister Editorial board member
 Lynne Knapman Barrister, Head of the Administrative Court Office and Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Appeals Office Editorial board member
MASTER BOWLES , A Master of the Supreme Court, Chancery Division Editorial board member
MASTER LESLIE , A Master of the Supreme Court, Queens Bench Division, a Bencher of the Middle Temple, former member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (1997-2002) and a former member of the working party on Practice Directions (19972000) Editorial board member
 Nicholas Bacon QC Editorial board member
 P. K. J. Thompson QC General editor
 Robert Pearce QC Editorial board member
 Stephen Jones Editorial board member
The Right Honourable Lord Justice Moore-Bick Consulting editor