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pre-action protocols


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Protocols introduced in 1999 to speed up the early parts of the litigation process. Pre-action protocols encourage greater contact between the parties at the earliest possible opportunity in order to encourage better and earlier exchange of information with a view to fair and early settlement of claims. There are now eight protocols: construction and engineering disputes; defamation; personal injury; clinical disputes; professional negligence; judicial review; disease and illness claims; housing disrepair.Pre-action protocols can be enforced by the court and are seen as an aspect of the courts' new responsibility of case management under the Civil Procedure Rules.

construction and engineering disputes;

defamation;

personal injury;

clinical disputes;

professional negligence;

judicial review;

disease and illness claims;

housing disrepair.

Subjects: Law.


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