Letter threatening court action

Someone is threatening me with court action and has sent me a letter without an address or signature. Is this legally binding?

3 viewslitigation

Alasdair Taylor's Answer

This sort of letter is not usually going to be legally binding in the sense that a contract is legally binding (whether or not the letter signed).

I’d need to see the letter in order to comment further.

However, one point which it may be useful for you to know is that under the rules of pre-action conduct that apply to claims in the English courts, a formal letter of claim should meet certain standards. For details, see:

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/protocol

A letter which did not identify the potential claimant would not usually meet these standards.

Ask a question

Select a topic that best fits your question.
Question in one sentence
An account for you will be created and a confirmation link will be sent to you with the password.

Search questions

Disclaimer

Using this legal Q&A, users can get guidance on business-related legal questions from our legal experts.

The guidance is not legal advice; no lawyer-client or similar relationship is created by the Q&A.

By using the Q&A, you agree to the limitations and exclusions of liability set out in our terms and conditions.

SEQ Legal
Copyright © 2020 Docular Limited All rights reserved