Suppose A has a claim against B and the statute of limitations stipulates that it must be brought to the court within 2 years.
Suppose 23,7 months elapse so there is still time (precisely 0,3 months -- less than two weeks) to bring the claim to the court, however, the court expects one to have first gone through the PAP which often allows the respondent 2 weeks to reply to the claimant's first letter.
The claimant no longer has time to send a PAP-Letter Before Claim, but they are still within the statutorily allowed timeframe to bring the claim before the court.
What is the claimant expected to do in this situation? Give the respondent a shortened allowance of time in which to respond to their letter that would still expire within the time limit for the claimant to go to court lest they fail to come to a solution between themselves? File the claim with the court before the deadline to do so while still waiting for the respondent to have their full customary 14 days and the eat the cost of the court filing fee if it proves to be unnecessary due to successful amicable settlement of the matter through the pre-action protocol whilst awaiting the court to list the cause in its calendar? Or something altogether different from both of these options?