‘Civil Appeals – CPR52: Law and Practice’ by David Boyle

Paperback: 978-1-911035-73-2
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Fitting neatly alongside “An Introduction To Personal Injury Law” and his forthcoming book “Case Management”, this book considers the often bewildering territory of CPR52 and its accompanying Practice Directions. As ever, the author doesn’t limit his analysis to the bare rules, but instead sets out to convey, in a style suited to lawyers and litigants alike, a far wider understanding of the broader issues and drivers of behaviour in appellate litigation.


David Boyle read Law at Churchill College, Cambridge and has 22 years’ experience of Civil Litigation (primarily 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, spent 6 years as Head of Mini-Pupillage at Deans Court and has appeared in the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions. His entry in the Legal 500, 2017 simply reads: “An excellent advocate”.

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 books.

“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 (“On Experts”)

“A barrister … who is used to explaining in lucid terms [both] the relevant underlying principles and the practical nuts and bolts”
– Stewart J (“An Introduction To Personal Injury Law”)