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: Sunday 16th April, 2023.
If someone slips and falls on a wet floor while at the supermarket or at the mall or falls down a faulty staircase inside a commercial building can he or she be compensated?
In Trinidad and Tobago, a company or individual who occupies a property has a duty of care to the people who visit it. Therefore, a visitor who, for example, slips on a wet floor or trips on faulty stairs while on another’s property, may be entitled to compensation. In order to claim compensation, a number of factors must be considered:
Last Updated: Tuesday 31st May, 2022
Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in T&T causing injury and damage not only to the driver at fault but also to innocent third parties. How do innocent third parties get compensation for the injury and damage they receive due to the acts of a negligent driver?
If this has happened to you, you may be a victim of what is called "revenge porn".
The use of social media has exploded in recent years. Many of us use social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Most of us post photos of ourselves on vacation or out with friends or share an article we find interesting. However, sometimes things can get heated on social media and people end up making mean-spirited or even malicious posts about others. So what can you do if someone posts something untrue about you on social media?