Last Updated: Monday 4th September, 2023
In Trinidad and Tobago, a pre-action letter, also known as a pre-action protocol letter, is a crucial step in the legal process, particularly in civil cases. It is a letter made pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocols of Trinidad and Tobago’s Civil Proceedings Rules.
These letters serve as formal notices to the opposing party before initiating legal proceedings and are designed to encourage dispute resolution, facilitate communication (for the exchange of early and full information about the prospective claim) and potentially prevent costly litigation or if litigation cannot be avoided, to support the efficient management of the court proceedings.
This article explores what to do if you receive a pre-action protocol letter.
Many of us have been in situations where friends ask us to borrow money and we agree to lend it to them. Or we do work for someone and they don't pay for the work right away. But after you’ve given them the loan or done the work, the person keeps giving excuses as to why he or she has not paid the money yet, or has stopped answering your calls or messages, then you’ve got a dilemma. How do you get the money that is owed to you?
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