New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

By Michael Howarth at 00:00

In recent years the law has evolved in a way which encourages parties to resolve their disputes without the need for court proceedings. Pre-Action Protocols provide guidance as to the conduct expected from the parties prior to a claim being issued and failure to comply with the Protocols can have costs consequences for those in breach. Any business seeking to recover a debt from an individual from 1 October 2017 should ensure that they are compliant with the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims.

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