Comprehensive ELPL Guide Stage 1

A comprehensive guide to the very first stage of the Employers’ Liability and Public Liability (ELPL) Portal.

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Course Overview

A comprehensive guide to the very first stage of the Employers’ Liability and Public Liability (ELPL) Portal. This 1-hour session will cover topics and case law regarding ELPL Portal, for example:

  • Definitions
  • Valuation and Consideration of the Claim
  • CNF- Form filling-Reject Options
  • Timings
    • Electronic Acknowledgment
    • Insurer Liability Response
  • Liability Admitted?
  • Admissions
  • Exits- if ,how and when
  • Costs within and outside the process


The Learning Objectives of this course are as follows:


  • Be aware of the cases that need to be commenced in the Portal
  • Be aware of the costs consequences of failing to commence claims within the Portal
  • Be aware of the key requirements in the Protocol in relation to upper and lower valuation of claim and the implications for costs.
  • Be aware of the key issues and best practice when completing the CNF
  • Be aware of the key issues for Insurers rejection of the CNF and best practice for dealing with rejects
  • Be aware of the timing and Insurer obligations and options on receipt of the CNF
  • Be aware of the meaning of a liability admission in the Portal and the options for resiling from Portal admissions
  • Be aware of the correct Portal procedure where there are limitation issues

Find Stage 2 here. Stage 3 will be released in November 2021.


  • What are the requirements?

    • Watch the recorded webinars and review the documents.
    • This course provides 1 CPD points

    Learning Outcomes

    • On completion of this course you will:
    • • Be able to advise Claimants on the appropriate procedure for commencement of the claim
    • • Be able to advise on the costs consequences for cases not commenced within the Portal
    • • Be able to fully complete the CNF and adopt best practice
    • • Be able to advise the Claimant on the Insurer obligations and timing once the CNF is sent to the insurer.
    • • Be able to advise the Claimant on the Insurers admission of liability following the submission of the CNF and the possibilities of the insurer resiling from the admission.
    • • Be able to take effective steps to commence protective proceedings in Portal cases.
    • • Be able to advise the Claimant on the implications of issues such as contributory negligence, fraud and small claims track value being raised by the Insurers.
    • • Be able to ensure that all opportunities for Exit at Stage 1 of the process are signposted and acted upon within relevant time limits.

    What is the target audience?

    • Personal Injury Practitioners

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    About Instructor - Nicky Carter

    Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

    Course Curriculum

    Webinar and slides

    • Webinar
      01:03:21
    • Slides
      35 Page

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