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IMPORTANT STAGES IN TRIAL OF A CIVIL SUIT!

It is for the guidance of young brilliant legal eagles who want to excel in discharge of their
professional duties. The procedure stage by stage as under;
1. Plaintiff has to file the plaint complying the provisions in all respect
as contemplated under
Order iv & Order Vi and
Vii of the code.
2. Plaintiff has to issue
summons within 30 days
from the institution of
suit.
3. After the service of
summons defendant has
to file his written
statement within 30 days
from the receipt of
summons as per Order Viii
R 1 of the code
4. No opportunities more than two as per proviso
to Order Viii R 1 of the
code will be granted.
5. Within 10 days from
the filing of written
statement court has to
examine the parties so
as to explore the
possibilities of
compromise in between
the parties and to refer
the matter of settlement
under section 89 & 89 AA of the code.
6. If parties fail to effect
compromise the matter,
then court has to keep
the matter for discovery
and inspection within
the time span of 7
– 10 – 10 – 3 days, as
per Order Xi of the
code.
7. Then to adjourn the
matter for admission
within the time span of
15 days as per Order Xii
of the code.
8. Then parties have to
file the original
documents prior to
framing of issues within
the time span of 7 days,

as per Order Xiii of the code. Plaintiff has to issue summons to the witnesses either for adducing evidence or for production of documents within 14 days of filing of list as per Order Xvi R 1 of the code. Court has to exhibit the documents considering . 9. Plaintiff has to file the affidavits of all his witnesses within 3 adjournments as per Order Xviii of the code. 13. 12. Parties have to settle the date of evidence as per Order Xvi of the code. 15. 17. Parties have to file the list of witnesses within 7 days from the date of framing of issues as per Order Xvi of the code. 11. Defendant has to file the affidavits of all of his witnesses. 14. Court has to exhibit the documents considering their proof and admissibility with a reasoned order as per proviso to Order Xviii R 4 (1) of the code. 16. 10. Examination and Cross examination of the plaintiff and his witnesses on day to day until all the witnesses are examined. Defendant has to issue summons to the witnesses either for adducing evidence or for production of documents as per Order Xvi R 1 (4) of the code. Court has to frame the issues within 15 days as per Order Xiv of the code if the parties are at issues. 18.

their proof and admissibility with a reasoned order as per proviso to Order Xviii R 4 (1) of the code.judgement shall be pronounced in open court issue wise under Order XX R 5 of the code. Parties have to conclude their arguments within 15 days from the completion of their respective evidence as per Order Xiii R 2 of the code. . 20. 19. 21. Court has to deliver judgment forthwith or on or before 30 days from the date of conclusion of the arguments as per Order XX R 1 of the code. Examination and Cross examination of the defendant and his witnesses on day to day until all the witnesses in attendance have been examined. 22.