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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