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In a protocol case where limitation was due to expire and a protective claim form was issued under CPR PD 8B, what is the correct procedure for notifying the court that the claimant’s solicitors are no longer acting for the claimant?

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Produced in partnership with Christi Scarborough of 42 Bedford Row
Published on LexisPSL on 06/11/2017

The following PI & Clinical Negligence Q&A Produced in partnership with Christi Scarborough of 42 Bedford Row provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • In a protocol case where limitation was due to expire and a protective claim form was issued under CPR PD 8B, what is the correct procedure for notifying the court that the claimant’s solicitors are no longer acting for the claimant?

In these circumstances, a protective claim will have been issued under CPR 8 in accordance with CPR PD 8B, para 1.1(3) using the procedure in CPR PD 8B, para 16. The claim will have been issued, and the Part 8 claim form served on the defendant solicitors, along with a copy of the court ordered stay on proceedings to allow the Stage 2 procedure to complete. None of the specific cases dealt with in CPR PD 8B, para 16 apply in these circumstances.

Per CPR PD 7A, para 5.1 (which also applies to CPR 8 by virtue of CPR PD 8A, para 4.1), proceedin

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