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PI Practitioner, October 2016

 16/10/16. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

RTA Protocol Stage 3 Procedure - The Defendant's Evidence

There is no provision within the CPR Part 8 Protocol procedure for the Defendant to serve evidence on which they may rely at Stage 3. Whereas the Claimant will rely on evidence to support their claim (see PI Brief Update, September 2016), Practice Direction 8B provides no guidance as to whether the Defendant can adduce evidence in rebuttal. For instance, paragraph 7.1 (evidence - general)...

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