Standard documents

This is a list of all standard documents published by PLC. All standard documents have links to related drafting notes and are regularly updated by PLC editors.

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Pre-action Conduct
Application for extension of time (filing/service of the defence): application notice: example (with drafting notes)
Hearsay evidence: notice (with drafting notes)
Letter before claim: negligence or breach of duty
Letter before claim: misrepresentation
Letter before claim: breach of contract (actual and repudiatory)
Letter before claim: judicial review
Letter to a potential claimant advising on limitation
Letter before claim: common law private nuisance
Letter before claim: restitution (mistake or failure of consideration)
Letter before action: winding up petition
Letter to a potential defendant advising on limitation
Order for extension of time (for filing/service of the defence): example (with drafting notes)
Letter before claim: disputed debt claim
Letter before claim: negligent misstatement
Letter to defendant client giving overview of litigation process
Letter to claimant client giving overview of the litigation process
Disclosure: letter of advice to client in contentious proceedings on disclosure obligations
Pre-action disclosure: application notice with drafting notes
Pre-action disclosure: witness statement
Pre-action disclosure: draft order
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