Civil litigation for non-lawyers provides information about how to run a civil Court case in New Zealand. It includes guidance on how to commence a claim in the District Court and the High Court, including what information is needed for particular documents. There is a detailed section on Court costs with tables and examples. It includes chapters on the Disputes Tribunal and the Tenancy Tribunal.

The book is also useful to lawyers starting out in this area or looking to get an overview, but also as a resource to help explain to clients the processes involved. Better-informed clients make better-informed decisions.

By Martin Dillon

Edited by Steve Keall