The following Dispute Resolution precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
[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]
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.]
As you are aware, we act for [insert claimant’s name].
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.
[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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