Here are the Civil Litigation flowcharts! As I’ve mentioned before, I made flowcharts for each of the core modules on the LPC. The Civil Litigation module is just one long procedure which takes you through the civil proceedings. Below, you can find all the flowcharts which I made to help me learn the process and understand how to draft different statements of case.
These flowcharts contain the relevant CPR references and case law. It may also be a good idea to use this as a partial guide to tabbing up your permitted materials.
Feel free to look through and use the flowcharts which I’ve provided below. If there’s anything which you feel is incorrect/inconsistent, drop me a message or let me know in the comments!
All the following flowcharts have been created with the free program, draw.io.
Civil Litigation Flowcharts:
This is the main chart which covers most of the main stages in a civil claim. In the exam, you will be required to amend a draft of either:
- The Particulars of Claim (Highlighted in purple)
- Defence (Highlighted in orange)
- Witness statement (Highlighted in red)
This flowchart contains some basic phrases which you can use to draft the different sections of the relevant statements of case. I’ve also included some of the
It also includes some case law relating to the rules of disclosure and privilege.
Jurisdiction can come up as a standalone question and to answer it, it is simply a matter of going through this flowchart. Make sure you approach it by checking whether the court has jurisdiction under the Regulation first. If it does not fall within the Regulation, then go over to the right hand side and apply the common law rules.
Case and costs management
Case and costs management is an important area to understand. This flowchart is much less complex, but it is good to understand how each CPR reference guides the process.
Injunctions & Security for Costs
Some of the content in this flowchart overlaps with the ‘Equitable Remedies’ which you may have covered in the GDL.
- Interim prohibitory injunction
- Freezing injunction
- Security for costs
- Summary judgment