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Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter.Can I please ask you to give me some more detailed information regarding this matter so as to allow me to work with you and help resolve your enquiry.
What was the outcome of the police investigation.
Was he charged with an offence, or released on police bail, or released with no further action?
You can attach the letter if you would like to, I can read it and come back to you.
Let me take a look
Very well so he is accused of stealing from the store.
If he denies this, then he should say so, and refuse what they are asking for,
The police will continue there investigation, if they have sufficient evidence to charge they can do so. Then at the criminal court, the shop can claim for their costs as part of the sentencing.
If the police do not charge due to lack of evidence, that does not mean the person is innocent. Criminal and civil cases have different burdens of proof. Civil law is lesser than crimping law.
If the store take the case to civil court then with a list of staff witness statement etc, it is likely to be found against the person and the amount awarded as they claim, which if at court would be far more.
Your worker will know if he is actually guilty or not and should be made aware that simply because the police may not charge, does not mean he did not commit what is claimed.
Can I assist or clarify anything further?
If he denies doing any wrong, then he can either reply to the letter and say he does not accept what they claim and they’re is no police charges made either,
Or he can simply ignore the letter, in which case they are likely to issue a letter before action and then go to court.
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