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Pre Action Protocols Notes

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1. Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct

2. Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol

3. Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol

4. Resolution of Clinical Disputes Pre-Action Protocol

5. Obtaining Medical Records Pre-Action Protocol

6. Construction and Engineering Disputes Pre-Action Protocol

7. Defamation Pre-Action Protocol

8. Judicial Review Pre-Action Protocol

9. Disease and Illness Claims Pre-Action Protocol

10. Possession Claims based on Rent Arrears Pre-Action Protocol

11. Possession Claims based on Mortgage Arrears on Residential Property Pre-Action Protocol

12. Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents Pre-Action Protocol

13. The Dilapidations Protocol Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct Covers all claims not covered by a specific Pre-Action Protocol Overriding Objective: Parties should act reasonably in exchanging info and docs and trying to avoid necessity of starting proceedings Parties should follow a reasonable procedure suitable to the particular circumstances

1. Letter before Claim Set out:


* principal matters relied on
* sufficient to enable Defendant to investigate the claim


basis of claim


what Claimant seeking from Defendant (remedies)

Include: list of essential docs relied on in support of the claim If CFA/ATE Insurance - notify other party immediately (often in Letter before Claim)

2. Written Response Defendant should be given reasonable time to reply: 14 days (simple case) - 90 days (complex case) State:


Liability accepted in full / in part / denied


* Give detailed reasons

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