The following Dispute Resolution guidance note Produced in partnership with Robert Brodrick and Stephen Woodward of Payne Hicks Beach provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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This Practice Note considers how to respond to a letter of claim in misuse of private information (a privacy claim). It covers:
initial considerations on receipt of a letter of claim, including whether there is a valid claim, whether any defences are available and whether or not the letter of claim is CPR compliant
any jurisdictional issues that may arise and require assistance from foreign lawyers
immediate steps including: preparing to respond to any interim injunction that may be sought, preventing any further (alleged) harm, document collation and preservation
considerations before responding to a claim
the letter of response
making an early offer to settle
settlement and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) generally
early case management matters
For guidance when advising your client in relation to bringing a privacy claim, see Practice Note: Starting a claim for misuse of private information—a practical guide.
For further general guidance on responding to a letter of claim with reference to the Pre-action Protocol for Media and Communications Claims, see Practice Note: Responding to a letter of claim—a practical guide.
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