The following Dispute Resolution precedent Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]
FAO [APPROPRIATE DIRECTOR]
[NAME OF DEFENDANT BROKER]
[ADDRESS LINE 1]
[ADDRESS LINE 2]
Dear [insert organisation name]
[PROSPECTIVE CLAIMANT’S NAME] AND [PROSPECTIVE DEFENDANT’S NAME]
LETTER OF CLAIM
We write further to our letter dated [insert date of your preliminary notice of claim, if sent].
That letter was a preliminary notice of claim sent pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (‘Protocol’), and required an acknowledgment by [insert date].
[We are in receipt of your letter dated [insert date] acknowledging receipt of the preliminary notice of claim. [However, we await confirmation that your professional indemnity insurers have been advised of the circumstances of our client’s claim against you. We also request that you pass a copy of this letter to them, and confirm to us that you have done so.] OR We cannot trace an acknowledgement of our preliminary notice of claim and await confirmation of receipt of our correspondence by return.]
Overview and identity of parties
[As you are aware], [W OR w]e act for [insert claimant’s name]. [You are the only other party involved in this dispute. OR We are also considering whether [name potential co-defendant] bears any responsibility for this claim[, as a result of this we have written/ are considering writing a letter of claim to that party].]
We are instructed that in or around [insert date] you were instructed to act as
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