Category Archives: Civil Procedure

Law Notes – Civil Procedure

Meaning, Need and Procedure of Adjournment under CPC, 1908

The term adjourn, in layman’s term, means to postpone or to discontinue. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 does not define the term but, however, Order XVII deals with adjournment specifically. This article deals with the meaning, need and procedure of adjournment under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. Introduction “The court is adjourned!”. This is a very… Read More »

Commencement of a Trial under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

Commencement of a Trial under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 | Overview Introduction Discovery and Inspection of Truth Framing of Issues Hearings in the Suit This article “Commencement of a Trial under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908” shall look into the analysis of the procedure followed after a trial commences. The trial in a civil suit commences… Read More »

Appearance And Examination of the Parties in a Civil Suit

This article deals with Order IX and Order X of the Civil Procedure Code and ameliorates the understanding of the Provisions of CPC for Appearance and Examination of the plaintiff and the defendant in a civil suit. Introduction A civil proceeding initiates with the plaintiff filing a plaint before the appropriate civil court and the defendant being called… Read More »

Issue and Service of Summons in Civil and Criminal Cases

This article aims to explain the meaning, issue and service of a summons and its importance in civil and criminal jurisprudence. It shall further look into the purpose and procedure of issue and service of summons in Civil and Criminal cases under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. Introduction A summon is… Read More »

General Rules of Filing a Plaint

The rules that apply to the plaint, in general, are referred to as general rules of plaint and rules which are specific to the drafting of plaint are referred to as specific rules of plaint. Introduction Order 6 Rule 1 of the CPC defines pleadings as “a plaint or a written statement”[1]. It means that plaint is the… Read More »