Draft letter to client about disclosure—small claims track
Draft letter to client about disclosure—small claims track

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Draft letter to client about disclosure—small claims track
  • Private & confidential
  • Disclosure—meaning and purpose
  • What are your disclosure obligations?
  • What will disclosure involve?
  • What sorts of documents should you be looking for?
  • What should you do next?
  • Other points
  • Conclusion

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Private & confidential

[Insert name and address of client]

[insert date]

Dear [insert name of contact at the client]

Thank you for your instructions in this matter. [This letter accompanies our retainer OR Our retainer will follow under separate cover].

[I am writing to confirm our discussion [on [date]] about disclosure.]

Your [[claim OR case]][[has been OR is likely to be]] allocated to the small claims track. On allocation the court [has given OR will give] standard case management directions in respect of the procedural steps required to bring this matter to a final hearing. One of the standard directions is that you are required to provide copies of all documents on which you intend to rely at the final hearing. This procedural step is called disclosure. You will also be obliged to bring the originals of those copy documents to the final hearing. Your opponent will receive the same standard directions.

[The court may give a different order in respect of disclosure, for example it may require you to locate certain documents which are in your possession. If a different order is made, I will write to you separately explaining what is required from you.]

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