Disclosure letter for an individual involved in a personal injury or clinical negligence claim
Disclosure letter for an individual involved in a personal injury or clinical negligence claim

The following PI & Clinical Negligence precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Disclosure letter for an individual involved in a personal injury or clinical negligence claim

PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

[insert name and address of client]

[insert date]

Dear [insert name]

The court has now given directions to the parties setting out the steps required as your claim proceeds. The first such step involves the parties giving disclosure of relevant documents. I must draw up on your behalf, in a prescribed form, a list of all the documents you have, or have had, in your control that are relevant to any of the issues in your claim. I am required to file the signed list with the court and to serve it on the defendant on or before [date].

The defendant must, by the above date, likewise file with the court and serve on us a list of all documents the defendant has, or has had, which are relevant to any of the issues in your claim.

This letter explains what disclosure is, the various stages involved and your disclosure obligations throughout the litigation.

Disclosure—meaning and purpose

Disclosure is the procedural step in civil litigation, including personal injury claims, by which the parties exchange documents relevant to the issues in dispute.

Disclosure, as with all other procedural stages of any civil litigation, is to be carried out in accordance with the ‘overriding objective’, ie that a case is dealt with justly and at proportionate cost.

The purpose of disclosure is essentially to:

  1. ensure the court has all the relevant information it

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