a. In case you have received a legal notice you should follow the following steps- • Read the notice carefully and try to understand the point if it is necessary to reply to the notice in writing or some another action, for example, in case of cheque bounce you can simple pay the person the said amount and the matter is cleared. Hence, a legal notice may be responded to only if it has merit and needs to be replied to. • If there is a necessity to reply to the notice in writing then hire a lawyer with good drafting skills to reply to legal notice on your behalf and present him with all the information. The reply to the legal notice should be drafted in a language in which the notice has been received and should be addressed to the lawyer from whom the legal notice has been received. • Provide all the relevant information of the facts according to the date and time so as to refute the allegations levied in the legal notice received by you. • Lawyer collects and notes the timeline of information for replying to the legal notice. • Lawyer drafts a good reply to the legal notice refusing the allegations against you contained in the legal notice and will draft the notice in form of a counter-notice. • Reply to the legal notice is drafted on the letterhead of the lawyer and has to be signed by you as well as the lawyer and the reply is sent to the lawyer who sends the legal notice to you. It is to be kept in mind that you must have enough evidence to defend each and every point to the legal notice because depending on your reply the other party can choose to take the matter to the court or can do a settlement outside the court, in both cases make sure the lawyer you have consulted is well informed about the matter.
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