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 [RELEVANT NAME]
[NAME OF DEFENDANT OR DEFENDANT’S SOLICITOR IF KNOWN]
[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]. That letter was a preliminary notice of claim sent pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (“PAPPN”), and required an acknowledgment by [insert date].
[Thank you for your letter dated [insert date] acknowledging receipt of the preliminary notice. [However, we await confirmation that your professional indemnity insurers have been advised of the circumstances of our client’s claim against your client. 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.]]
[Your client should notify their insurer of this claim immediately. We would be grateful if you could kindly confirm the identity of your client’s insurer by return.]
Overview and basis of claim
[As you know, we OR We] act on behalf of [insert client’s full name], whose address is [insert full address].
We are instructed that in or around [insert date] your client was instructed by [insert identity of instructing party, if known]
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