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.
Last Updated: Saturday 20th January, 2024
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that empowers one person to conduct business on another's behalf and manage his or her affairs. The person giving the power is usually called the Donor. The person who is given the power is called the Donee or Attorney. Here's what you should know about Powers of Attorney:
When a person dies without leaving a will he has died “intestate.” When this occurs certain rules apply in regard to who is entitled to inherit the deceased's possessions which are called his "estate."
In Trinidad and Tobago these rules of intestacy are set out in the Administration of Estates Act Chap 9:01. When a person dies without a will the following persons have a right to a share of his estate: