Thank you to Tim Barr of Womble Bond Dickinson for providing us with a very informative webinar on the Pre-Action Protocol and the ways in which the Civil Justice Counsel (CJC) are intending to keep us on our toes by potential reforms to the various Protocols, primarily the Professional Negligence Protocol.
(i) runs through the background to the CJC's recent consultation on the Protocols;
(ii) provides a quick reminder about the background and purpose of the Protocols;
(iii) before going on to discuss the pertinent parts of CJC's proposed reforms that impact on the Professional Negligence Protocol.
We have attached the recording here for anyone who would like to view. Frustratingly, we recorded the Speaker's view so you can't actually see the poll results but Tim does reference these each time!
The consultation closed on 21 January 2022 and the CJC has not yet given any indication of when it will issue its final report with policy recommendations but that will be the next step. Watch this space.