Is it mandatory to refer to the reply received for the legal notice when filing a suit? Can the legal notice be just used to know the intention of the recipient?
Anusha Singh 30 October 2021
As per your query it is understood that you need information regarding the legal notice and it’s reply.
A legal notice is a formal written communication between the parties. Through a legal notice, the sender notifies the recipient about his intention of undertaking legal proceedings against the latter. A legal notice also helps in making the receiving party aware of the grievances of the sender.
It works as a last warning to the receiver to fulfil a certain condition if he does not want a court battle.
So basically, you serve legal notice to a party when you have any demand or complaint from any other person or party.
When you serve legal notice to someone, they reply to that legal notice which can clearly indicate their intentions on such matters.
For example, if you have any dispute regarding cheque bounce case with the other party and you served legal notice to that party stating your demands and what will be the consequences if your demands are not fulfilled so in the reply of that legal notice the intentions of that person will be clear if they will be returning the money or not.
If in the reply of the notice it is clear that the other party will not agree with your demands then you can file a suit against such person and you have to attach the copy of legal notice and the reply of the legal notice while filing the suit.
Hope it helps!
G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.) 30 October 2021
Yes the other replies/counters/written statements/deposition should be in accordance with the reply in general.
Anand Bali Adv. (Advocate Solicitor & Consultant) 30 October 2021
Yes, it is very much needed otherwise the Court it self Or/and the otherside (Opponents) of the case can raise the question against you for hiding the vital issue of the case in court.
(No need of the further unnecessorly irrelevent long reply.)