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The Pre-action Protocol for Professional Negligence claims was amended with effect from 6 April 2015 (with a further amendment effective 30 April 2018 in relation to adjudication). This Practice Note sets out the position according to the protocol now in force.
Note: claims started on or after 1 October 2015 in the Business and Property Courts may be suitable for and/or be subject to one or both of the schemes operating under CPR PD 57AB, namely the shorter trials scheme and/or the flexible trials scheme. For more information on these schemes, see Practice Notes: BBusiness and Property Courts—shorter trials scheme and Business and Property Courts—flexible trials scheme.
This Practice Note sets out a guide, for claimants and defendants alike, as to the key stages to adhere to when following the Pre-action Protocol for Professional Negligence claims (‘the Protocol’).
For guidance on specific issues relating to claimants in professional negligence claims, see the Practice Note: Pre-action protocol for professional negligence claims—issues for the claimant.
For guidance on specific issues for professionals defending a professional negligence claim, see the Practice Note: Pre-action protocol for professional negligence claims—issues for the defendant.
For general information on the scope, aims and compliance issues, see also Practice Note: Pre-action protocol for professional negligence claims.
The claimant is encouraged to send a letter
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This Practice Note is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA documentation and related topics. It covers LMA updates from early 2013 to January 2016. For the latest LMA developments since January 2016, see Practice Note: Loan Market Association (LMA)—latest news on
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