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INSIGHTS BY PENNINGTONS MANCHES: Window dressing? The new pre-action practice direction

05 June 2015  

In the first of a regular comment column, Clare Arthurs and Richard Marshall consider recent developments

We have a new pre-action practice direction! The catchily titled ‘Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols’ (the PD) came into force on 6 April 2015. It replaces the ‘Practice Direction – Pre-Action Conduct’ (the PDPAC), although it currently goes by the old name on the Ministry of Justice website. The question is – what, if anything, has changed?