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Anatomy of a Civil Suit: Accessing Courts and Executing Judgments


A Civil Suit is a court- based process through which a person ‘A’ can seek to hold another person ‘B’, liable for some kind of wrong, but no criminal activity is alleged.

This course introduces the learners to the detailed procedure for the determination of the disputes of a civil nature, allows the learner to analyse the dispute of a civil nature, as well as the jurisdiction of the Courts, while filing the same, and to draft a plaint / written statement by tendering proper pleadings.

It acquaints the learner with the remedies available after the initiation of civil proceedings; different stages of a civil suit, thereby enhancing the knowledge pertaining to the formal adjudication in the courts. The course sketches the intricacies involved in “giving effect” to the outcome of a case, filing of an appeal or review or a revision and also summary trial of a civil suit.

Upon completion of this course, the learner would be well-versed with the procedural aspects for filing of the suits and dealing with the same before the appropriate Civil Courts. They will be able to apply their knowledge while assessing the civil dispute amongst the parties. This is germane for career progression as a civil lawyer facilitating the grant of relief to a civil litigant.



After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the civil dispute amongst the parties.
  • Scrutinize the jurisdiction of the Courts for filing a civil suit.
  • Know the procedural aspects while filing a suit and dealing with the same before the appropriate courts by adding appropriate parties to the suit.
  • Tender appropriate pleadings in the Plaint / Written Statement along with the documentary evidence.
  • Consider the effect of death, marriage or insolvency of parties to the suits.
  • Discern the procedure for the execution of decrees.
  • Gauge the procedure for filing of appeals, revisions and review after passing of orders / decrees in the suit.


  • Module 1 – Introduction to Civil Procedure Code
  • Module 2 – Stages of a Civil Suit
  • Module 3 – Execution Proceedings (Section 36-74 & Order XXI)
  • Module 4 – Suits in Particular Cases
  • Module 5 – Appeals
  • Module 6 – Reference, Review and Revision Petitions
  • Module 7 – Formats
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment



Honors Badge


  • Lawyers
  • Law students and researchers
  • Legal advisors and counsels
  • Other stakeholders interested in learning the detailed procedure for the determination of the disputes of a civil nature

Level: Beginners

Language : English

Duration: 6 Months


Progress will be tested by way of quizzes and assignments at the end of each Module. Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain course certificate.

About the Author

Ms. Deeplaxmi S. Matwankar is a practicing advocate in various Courts across India. She holds a degree of B.Sc. LL. M. from the University of Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay). She has an all-comprehensive experience of thirteen years in litigating across a plethora courts in India. She handles a wide-array of matters pertaining to the civil litigation procedure in India.

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