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Precedent Library for the General Practitioner


Practice management

In stock

1 October 2016

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
608 pages

Precedent Library for the General Practitioner
3rd Edition

Martin Smith


This indispensable work gives you quick, manageable, and affordable access to precedents that are most likely to be used on a day-to-day basis.

The precedents are organised into sections by area of practice. Each section starts with commentary, explaining the context for the subsequent precedents. The precedents are reproduced as separate files on the CD-ROM which accompanies the book. This enables practitioners to customise them swiftly and as needed.

The third edition features:

New Personal Injury Precedents drafted by leading PI lawyer Kerry Underwood including:

  • Conditional Fee Agreement
  • CFA Analysis Form
  • Contingency Agreement for Pre Issue
  • Bridging Agreement
  • CFA's for CICA and MIB claims

As well as:

  • Completely revised Company and Matrimonial sections to take account of widespread changes to law and practice
  • Long form of Prenuptial Agreement
  • Over 200 precedents covering a wide area of practice in one volume.

The Precedent Library for the General Practitioner contains many new precedents and offers a cost-effective alternative to the often expensive, vast online libraries of precedents that you might never make full use of.


"It is a necessity for every solicitor and no doubt cheaper than using an expensive library of precedents it will make daily life in your legal practice that little bit easier."

Phillip Taylor, Barrister, Richmond Green Chambers

"The precedents range from good to excellence and provide a very good starting point for a general practitioner...For many lawyers Precedent Library for the General Practitioner is an extremely welcome text. It covers many of the main precedents and, given its price and the free CD-ROM (which is a fantastic addition), should be part of a practitioner's library."

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Section 1. Companies and Partnership;
Section 2. Conveyancing;
Section 3. Employment;
Section 4. Personal Injury;
Section 5. General Civil Litigation;
Section 6. Landlord and Tenant;
Section 7. Matrimonial and Family;
Section 8. Wills and Probate;
Section 9. Miscellaneous.

About the Author

Martin Smith founded his own firm Martin Smith & Co in Hertfordshire in 1988. Initially specialising in litigation the base of the practice broadened so as to cover the wider areas of law encountered in a high street firm. His litigation specialism lead to him taking on several high profile cases particularly involving private prosecutions in road death cases and cases involving claims against stage hypnotists for causing psychological damage. As a result he has appeared many times on Television and Radio with one of his cases being made into a TV documentary. Martin is also author of Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice (Law Society Publishing, 2012).