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Hi thank you for your enquiry and patience. Your letter of claim should not be without prejudice because if the ADR should fail you will not be able to attach the letter to your claim form. You only mark without prejudice if there is correspondence relating to some kind of compromise or offer to settle not any correspondence exchanged during pre-action stage. I hope this helps and I would be grateful for your rating at your earliest convenience
Is the claim you want to raise part and parcel of the issues currently before the court and not completely different cause of action? If so then you should look to amend the current claim to include what you now need to be dealt with too. Try and agree with the other party for the new issue to be included, if they refuse then you can make an application to court to amend your claim. You do not need to do a letter before action if the issues are linked and same parties are involved. The adjournment is for ADR and if your correspondence is relating to compromise negotiations then yes mark it without prejudice.