Pre-action protocol

The pre-action protocol is a prescribed set of standards that all parties in a personal injury claim must follow before the claim can go to court.  The protocol sets out a mandatory process which encourages the early sharing of information and alternative ways to settle the matter without going to court.

The pre-action protocol is followed with most personal in jury claims with the exception of clinical negligence, industrial disease and other disease related claims and low value road traffic accident claims.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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