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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know what is it you would like to achieve?
Sorry, didn't get the system so I'll start again. What I'd like to achieve is a full retraction of both letters & an unreserved written apology from the residents association committee.
Ok and if you dont are you prepared to go to Court?
yes I am
OK, if you are seeking libel then its High Court proceedings and a contested trial will be circa £15,000
You wont get legal aid for this.
This is because of a recent change in the law. You would also have to show that you have suffered serious harm as a result of this.
There is one more cost effective option
That is to get a local Solicitor to write a letter and ask them to retract.
This may cost you £150 or so for an initial meeting and letter
But if they do not then the only option is to issue proceedings in the High Court.
Sadly that is expensive as you can imagine. If you lose you may also be liable for their legal costs as well, so the potential exposure is £30,000
So my advice would be to get a local Solicitor to write a letter.
It is more cost effective.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I had expected your answer & I will approach a solicitor asap.
I thank you for your answer & I think that I have all I need.
Thank you &kind regards
Great. Can I help with anything else today?
No thanks, ***** ***** I'll hit the ratings buttons & say Goodbye.
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