By complying with the abovementioned pre-action procedures, the parties are encouraged to exchange information and better understand the objectives of their opponent. By resolving the issues in dispute quickly, legal action can be avoided (or at least minimised) and this will limit costs and stress for both parties involved.
Of course, in certain circumstances, participating in pre-action procedures is not viable. For example:
(a) If your matter involves urgency, allegations of family violence or fraud
(b) In situations where your former partner simply refuses to negotiate
(c) If someone would be unduly prejudiced or adversely affected if another person became aware of the intention to start a case, such as attempting to defeat the claim or becoming increasingly aggressive as a result of the proceedings
(d) If a time limitation is close to expiring