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Can a litigant in person serve a CNF in a claim commenced in the portal?

Is it possible for a litigant in person (LiP) to serve a Claim Notification Form (CNF) in a low value personal injury claim commenced in the portal?

Yes. However, before being able to do so the LiP would have to register with the Portal Management Company in order to gain access to the portal.

Upon receipt of the CNF, the defendant's legal representative is required to explain to the LiP the time limits within which the defendant must respond, namely:

  • 15 days in the case of a road traffic accident
  • 30 days in the case of an employers' liability claim
  • 40 days in the case of a public liability claim

At the same time, the defendant is required to explain to the LiP that he may obtain independent legal advice.

For further information, please see paragraph 5.10 of the pre-action protocols for low value road traffic accidents and employers' liability and public liability personal injury claims.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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