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The vast majority of civil disputes are settled before going to trial, and that means it's vital for in-house counsel and civil litigators to have a thorough understanding of the settlement process. That is precisely what this new publication offers. Written by experienced litigation practitioners, The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada provides practical guidance and advice to lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and other professionals who are regularly involved in managing and resolving legal disputes. Discover how you can ensure you achieve final and lasting settlements of your legal disputes.
Highlights of This Volume
The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada is currently the only legal publication in Canada to focus exclusively on settlement. This practice manual contains valuable information and insight, and features extensive discussion dedicated to a broad range of settlement related topics, including:
- The settlement process, from preparing for settlement to drafting the settlement documents
- The legal framework and practice points for making and responding to offers to settle
- Partial settlement agreements in multi-party litigation
- Class action settlements
- Settlements in employment law and labour relations cases
- Settlements in cases involving construction law and other specialized practice areas
- Settlement proceedings in the civil law jurisdiction of Quebec
- Enforcement of settlement agreements
In addition, relevant forms and precedents are available at the end of select chapters and are included on a CD-ROM sold with the book.
An Invaluable Reference
With its practical advice and useful forms and precedents, The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada will be an important addition to the libraries of litigators across the country. This publication will be helpful to anyone attempting to resolve civil litigation disputes through settlement, and will be particularly valuable to:
- Civil litigation lawyers, especially junior lawyers and sole practitioners
- In-house counsel
- Government lawyers involved in litigation matters
Table of contents
Chapter One: Preparing for Settlement
Chapter Two: Offers to Settle
Chapter Three: Settlement Documents
Chapter Four: Partial Settlement Agreements in Multi-Party Litigation
Chapter Five: Class Action Settlements
Chapter Six: Settlements in Employment Law and Labour Relations Cases
Chapter Seven: Settlements in Construction Law Cases
Chapter Eight: Other Specialized Practice Areas and Settlement
Chapter Nine: Settlements Under Quebec Law
Chapter Ten: Enforcement of Settlement Agreements