n South African Law Journal - Herbstein and Van Winsen The Civil Practice of the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, Volumes I and II, Andries Cilliers, Cheryl Loots & Hendrik Nel SC (Eds.) : book review

Volume 128, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



It is difficult to do this set of books justice in a book review. has for decades been regarded as the proverbial bible of high court practice. The new version, the fifth edition, is no exception and will be indispensable for the library of all legal practitioners including attorneys, advocates, presiding officers and of course law students. It remains a comprehensive source of reference and analysis, written in an accessible style and language.

Notwithstanding the slight change in the name necessitated by the nomenclature of the court structure, the book remains essentially the that has been used by practitioners over decades. It should be noted that the name of the book on the spine is abbreviated from the name on the title page. Although not indicated on the spine, the work still covers the high courts and Supreme Court of Appeal.

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