Do I legally have to respond to a solicitors letter?
No, a solicitor’s letter has no force of law. You can choose to reply or ignore it at your own peril. Only you can evaluate whether or not it is advisable to reply or not. If it is about a serious matter, it would be advisable to seek legal counsel to guide your course of conduct.
How do I know if a solicitors letter is real?
All genuine solicitors are on the roll of solicitors, which we administer, and will be able to give you their roll number (sometimes described as their “SRA ID number”) on request. You can check if someone is a practising solicitor by searching Find a solicitor, the Law Society’s online directory of solicitors.
Can you ignore a letter from a solicitor?
It is never advisable to ignore a letter from a solicitor as ignoring correspondence can result in unnecessary proceedings being issued or an Order being made by the Court. If you receive a letter from an ex-spouse or an ex-partner you should seek independent legal advice as soon as possible.
What happens when you receive a letter from a solicitor?
All too often in the news, you hear about companies being “forced to change their name” after receiving a letter from a solicitor, or something similar. As a solicitor, sometimes I wish my pen (or computer keyboard) was actually that powerful! Spoiler alert, it’s not. The short point is this; a letter from a solicitor is just a piece of paper.
What to do when you receive a legal letter?
Pick up the phone and speak to a solicitor. At Virtuoso you can always speak immediately to a solicitor, many firms have similar policies. (If they don’t, make an appointment.) Have the letter reviewed by a solicitor and ask them to explain your options.
How to prove a party received a specific letter?
But assuming this ends in small claims court or some sort of collections action lets play out how it works. The company is going to claim that they never got notice of cancellation. They will plead ignorance so they won’t have any evidence of what you didn’t send. That’s obvious, but more on this later. You are going to have a trove of evidence.
Can you Bin a letter from LCS solicitors?
If you receive a letter from LCS Solicitors, it is legitimate, so don’t bin it! LCS Solicitors collects debts owed to individuals, businesses and organisations including HMRC (for whom they collect unpaid tax and tax credit overpayments).