Letter before action

What is a letter before action and when should you use it?


Use this template to create a final letter of demand, following previous unanswered correspondence.

You should send this letter if the debtor has failed to pay or respond to any previous correspondence from you, and before you take court action with respect to a claim that you have made  for an outstanding debt.

You should have previously sent various letters or email correspondence to the person or business you are making a claim against, detailing how the debt is owing.

We have a suite of letters to help you here.

Without sending this letter the court may find that you have acted unreasonably and may penalise you by disallowing or reducing the costs or interest that you might otherwise have been entitled to.

Please note that you cannot use this letter if your claim relates to a personal injury you have suffered.

Have Questions About This Letter?

Book a 30-minute call with one of our experts. You’re in safe, experienced hands.

Can’t find what you are looking for?

This service is your service.
If there is content you cannot find on our Hub simply email us your request and we’ll get you sorted.
Scroll to Top