Sie sind auf Seite 1von 3

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.
9. Court has to frame
the issues within 15 days
as per Order Xiv of the
code if the parties are at issues.
10. 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. 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.
12. Parties have to settle
the date of evidence as
per Order Xvi of the
code.
13. Plaintiff has to file the
affidavits of all his
witnesses within 3
adjournments as per
Order Xviii of the code.
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.
15. Examination and Cross examination of
the plaintiff and his
witnesses on day to day
until all the witnesses are examined.
16. 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.
17. Defendant has to file
the affidavits of all of his witnesses.
18. 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.
19. Examination and Cross examination of
the defendant and his
witnesses on day to day
until all the witnesses in
attendance have been
examined.
20. 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.
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.
22- judgement shall be pronounced in open court issue wise under Order XX R 5 of the code.