The following Dispute Resolution precedent Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]
FAO [CLIENT PARTNER OR SENIOR PARTNER]
[NAME OF DEFENDANT]
[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 also request that you pass a copy of this letter to them, and confirm to us that you have done so.]
We act for [insert Claimant’s name]. As you are aware, [insert Claimant’s name] is [insert description of claimant’s background/profession].
We are instructed that you were previously instructed by our client to provide investment advice in connection with [explain ambit of the defendant’s original instruction. It may be appropriate to refer to the terms of the defendant’s original retainer]. As more particularly detailed below, it is our client’s position that as a result of your negligent advice in connection with [these investments], our client has suffered [considerable] loss and damage.
[Having] [reviewed the documentation you previously provided], [and having
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