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In short, we are not aware of any rule preventing a firm of solicitors insisting that all correspondence be provided by post. However, whether it would be acceptable or sensible to do so may depend on the circumstances.
Similarly, although there are no specific rules on the manner in which solicitors engaged in litigation should correspond, guidance on the correct approach can be found in a number of places, in particular:
chapter 11 of the SRA Handbook
the SRA Warning Letter dated 24 August 2017 concerning offensive communications
Outcome (11.1) of the SRA Handbook requires that solicitors do not take unfair advantage of third parties in either their professional or personal capacity. So while it might be acceptable to require that an opposing firm of solicitors correspond by letter only, the situation might be
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