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We have received a letter from a solicitor and do not agree

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We have received a letter from a solicitor and do not agree with the contents of the letter, do i have to seek independant legal advice or can i represent myself?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: caernarfon
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Nothing as we cant afford a solicitor
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok

You are entirely free to represent yourself and legal representation
is never mandatory. It is your right to be legally represented if you choose to
have that and are happy to cover the costs of such representation,. However if
you cannot afford to hire a lawyer or would rather represent yourself, then you
are certainly within your rights to do so.

Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
In the letter it does state false allegations against myself and my partner? How can we go about in dealing with this?
Also at the end of the email it states “please respond within 14 days confirming your agreement to the above” what if we do not agree?

You can reply and challenge the false allegations which you
do not agree with and set the record straight, as far as you are concerned. If
you do not agree to the contents of the letter you cannot be forced to reply
and agree to it, you simply have to respond with what you disagree with and if
there are changes that can be made to change your mind and agree to anything –
what these are

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Am i able to send a copy of the letter to yourself and get some advice based on a clearer image of the letter?

You can do but it will have to posted as a separate query,
this one was about the queries you asked initially, such as
self-representation. Thank you

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Great thankyou

Most welcome

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