‘Case Management’ by David Boyle

Paperback: 978-1-911035-34-3

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Proportionality is now firmly established at the heart of civil litigation, and the court’s case management function is a central part of that, controlling, or at least guiding, the parties’ journey from statements of case to trial.  Irrespective of the subject matter in dispute, core methods and principles apply.

This book considers the purpose and inter-relationship of each of the various stages, identifying the necessities and the pitfalls so that anybody engaged in litigation, whether lawyer, file handler or litigant-in-person, has a real understanding of the procedural issues, and problems, which might arise.  It provides a genuine touchstone for anybody involved in Case Management, serving to remind them of what they are doing and why.


David Boyle read Law at Churchill College, Cambridge and has 21 years’ experience of Personal Injury work based at Deans Court Chambers in Manchester. He has a thriving practice across a broad spectrum of complex, high value, high profile and unusual Multi-Track claims, lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and spent 6 years as Head of Mini-Pupillage at Deans Court.

Always approachable, he has a particular appreciation of the need for clients to understand their litigation, no matter what the complexities, and has a reputation for clarity and forensic rigour in both his written and oral advocacy. In 2015, the Legal 500 said that he “Provides tactically astute, detailed advice and is able to convey this simply.” He has carried that through to his writing. This is his third book.

“He writes as he speaks: He surveys the territory with the advantage of a wealth of experience, richly leavened with a generous helping of personal anecdote, thereby combining authority with accessibility.” – Turner J, praise for a previous book by the author