Letter of claim—against a solicitor for breach of contract and, or in the alternative, negligence
Letter of claim—against a solicitor for breach of contract and, or in the alternative, negligence

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

  • Letter of claim—against a solicitor for breach of contract and, or in the alternative, negligence

[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF THE CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]

FAO [CLIENT PARTNER OR SENIOR PARTNER]

[NAME OF DEFENDANT FIRM]

[ADDRESS LINE 1]

[ADDRESS LINE 2]

[POSTCODE]

[DATE]

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, and required an acknowledgment by [insert date].

We are in receipt of your letter dated [insert date] acknowledging receipt of the preliminary notice. [However, we await confirmation that your professional insurers have been advised of the circumstances of our client’s claim against you. We request that you pass a copy of this letter to them, and confirm to us that you have done so.]

    1. 1

      Overview

      1. 1.1

        As you are aware, we act for [insert claimant’s name].

      1. 1.2

        We are instructed that you previously acted for our client in connection with [insert summary of the defendant’s original retainer]. As more particularly detailed below, it is our client’s position that as a result of your negligent acts [and/or omissions] during the course of your retainer, our client has suffered [considerable] loss and damage.

      1. 1.3

        [Having] [reviewed the documentation you previously provided], [and having taken steps to identify and mitigate its loss], [O OR o]ur client now intends to pursue a claim against you to recover losses

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