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The Civil Justice Council’s latest proposals includes a summary costs procedure for case settled during the pre-action protocol stage, for costs liability and quantum disputes, independent of Part 8.
“The Civil Justice Council has published an Interim Report for consultation on the subject of pre-action protocols (PAPs). The consultation will close on Friday 24 December 2021 at 10am.
The report considers what role PAPs should play in the civil justice system in the 2020s including their role in an increasingly digitalised justice system…
It canvases a number of reform options to the Practice Direction-Pre-Action Conduct (PD-PAC), the existing PAPs, and the creation of new PAPs in certain areas. This is an interim report; the Working Group is not making any recommendations at this stage. The report is published for the purposes of allowing the CJC to consult as widely as possible, and allow everyone to submit their views about the future direction of PAPs, the reform options and consultation questions set out in the report.
Key reform options canvassed in this report include:
Answers should be submitted through the online form (link, opens in a new tab). Please note that responses are limited to 4,000 characters per question (around 650 words). Any individual question response longer than 4,000 characters will be cut off at 4,000 characters. If you want to supply any response not in text form (e.g. data/tables) please email email@example.com for details on how to do so.
To enable you to consider all consultation questions before submitting your responses online, the consultation questions are available separately below.”
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