Latest news on the Pre-action Protocols revised for 6 April 2015

Latest news on the Pre-action Protocols revised for 6 April 2015

6aprilThe Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) have released their 79th update ‘Practice Direction Amendments’ which sets out the revised Pre-action Protocols which will come into force on 6 April 2015.

The Pre-action Protocol Amendments can be found here

The protocols which will come into force are:

  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Judicial Review
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Disrepair Cases
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Possession Claims by Social Landlords
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Possession Claims Based on Mortgage or Home Purchase Plan Arrears in Respect of Residential Property
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers Liability And Public Liability) Claims'

Not appearing in this list is the revised Practice Direction on Pre-action Conduct  (to be renamed the Practice Direction—Pre-action conduct and Protocols) which we had been led to believe would likely be coming into force on 6 April 2015 also (see our previous post Amended pre-action protocols likely in force 6 April 2015). We assume therefore that this has been delayed and are seeking clarification from the CPRC on this.

UPDATE: the Practice Direction—Pre-action Conduct and Protocols was published, along with other Practice Direction amendments, on 8 April 2015 and is in force from 6 April 2015. See our later post: New and amended Practice Directions in force from 6 April 2015 (and later dates)

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Ruth specialises in general corporate and commercial dispute resolution with particular experience in shareholder disputes, fraud and warranty claims. Ruth trained and qualified at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP) where she remained in practice for ten years. Her work has involved project managing large-scale cases to trial in the chancery and commercial courts. Ruth was actively involved in in-house training with a particular focus on all aspects of evidence gathering and production, including authoring a user-manual on E-disclosure. She is also a contributor to the New Law Journal.