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Steps before court action and pre-action protocols

This content applies to England & Wales

Necessary steps under the pre-action protocols before taking action, and factors to consider before going to court.

Alternatives to court action

Factors involved in deciding whether to go to court. 

Pre-action protocol objectives and sanctions

The areas covered and the objectives of the pre-action protocols, including letters of claim. 

Pre-action protocol for taking disrepair action

Pre-action Protocol for Disrepair Cases which provides specific procedures that must be followed before taking action. 

Pre-action protocol in debt cases

The pre-action protocol covering the procedure where a creditor is claiming payment of a debt. 

Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review

The Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review, which provides the procedures that must be followed before taking action. 

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