Judicial review—defendant response to a letter before claim
Produced in partnership with Eleanor Tunnicliffe of Hill Dickinson
Judicial review—defendant response to a letter before claim

The following Public Law guidance note Produced in partnership with Eleanor Tunnicliffe of Hill Dickinson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Judicial review—defendant response to a letter before claim

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Dear [insert name]

Response to your letter before claim in proposed judicial review proceedings

[Claimant OR Your Client]: [insert proposed Claimant’s full name]

[Defendant OR Our Client]: [insert proposed Defendant’s full name]

[This [firm OR department] acts for [insert Defendant’s full name]]. We refer to your letter before claim dated [insert date of the letter before claim] received by our office on [insert date of receipt]. This letter constitutes our [client’s] formal response in accordance with the Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review. We have adopted the standard format for a response to a letter before claim, as set out in Annex B of the Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review.

  1. 1

    The Claimant

  2. [Insert name of the Claimant] of [Insert the address of the Claimant.] (‘the Claimant’).

  3. 2

    From

  4. [Insert name of the Defendant] of [Insert address of the Defendant] (‘the Defendant’).

  5. 3

    Reference details

  6. We can confirm that [insert name and job title of the member of staff at the public body responsible for handling the issue] at the Defendant has been dealing with t