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STAGE 2 - pre-action protocol requirement to try to settle before blowing the "bugle" 

There is a legal reqirement on all sides to attempt to resolve matters.

This is your chance to settle genuine mistakes without making matters worst.  We can help explore, dig for, and analysise and apply the facts to the law of the particular libel allegation being made.  

If necessary (and sometimes this may even be desirable to "de-fuse" the situation) we can hold talks on a without prejudice basis with our opposite number so that both sides can get a more accurate and honest appreciation of what the real sticking points.  We can even arrange, in appropriate situations, for formal mediation to take place. 

These attempts at settlement should be made - there are likely to be costs penalties for parties who refuse to take part or ignore calls for negotiation.

As in all stages Mr Sahota can offer fixed fee quotes to cover this pre-action work.

But not all cases will settle and sometimes a robust defence is the only solution - for which see stage 3, Defending AFTER court proceedings issued


There are 3 stages to the work we can do for you, please see below:



Stage 1

Advising on the first letter of complaint

Stage 2

Negotiating and attempting to settle prior to issue of court proceedings

Stage 3

Defending AFTER court proceedings issued