Construction Pre-action Protocol letter of claim
Construction Pre-action Protocol letter of claim

The following Construction precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Construction Pre-action Protocol letter of claim


[Name of defendant or defendant’s solicitor, if known]



Dear [insert contact name]

[Insert names of parties and project, and any relevant references]

    1. 1

      [As you are aware, we OR We] act for [client][ in respect of its claim against your client, [insert name], in relation to [brief description of dispute]]. [We refer to our previous correspondence, in particular our letter of [date], relating to this matter, to which we have had no [satisfactory ]response.]

    1. 2

      This letter of claim is written in accordance with the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the Protocol), a copy of which is enclosed for your ease of reference. Ignoring this letter and failing to comply with the Protocol may increase your client’s liability for costs.

    1. 3

      Pursuant to section 8 of the Protocol, you are required to acknowledge receipt of this letter of claim by [insert date 14 days from receipt], and to provide your substantive response by [insert date 28 days from receipt]. In the absence of an acknowledgement or substantive response to this letter within the time scales we have set out, our client is entitled to commence proceedings without further reference to your client, and your client’s conduct will be brought to the court’s attention on the subject of costs.

    1. 4

      The parties

      1. 4.1

        The proposed claimant is [insert name] (company number [insert]) of

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