Andrew Morgan reviews the Civil Justice Council’s proposed general pre-action protocol

In November 2021, the Civil Justice Council (CJC), the body responsible for overseeing the modernisation of the civil justice system, published an interim report concerning pre-action protocols (PAPs).

As it stands, there are over 15 PAPs. There are specific PAPs tailored to govern pre-action conduct of specific civil claims from package travel to housing to judicial review claims. There is also a general PAP to govern conduct of all other claims.

The CJC’s report invited consultation on reform options for general reforms and for reforms of specific PAPs. This article focuses on the option of a new general PAP (Proposed General PAP).

Proposed General PAP

The Proposed General PAP aims to encourage earl...

Andrew Morgan

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