A legal letter
This is an example of what a legal letter could look like. The letter you receive will relate to
the circumstances of your case. If you need more help understanding a letter you have received,
call LawAccess NSW.
Date and addresses
This part has the details of the law firm sending the letter, including their reference number and
the date. It also has the details of the addressee (the person receiving the letter). The sender's
name and address would come first.
XYZ Law Firm
12 West Street
EASTONVILLE NSW 2000
Our ref: CO:YAN1234
12 November 2011
12 East Street
EASTONVILLE NSW 2001
This is the heading. It states who the parties are and provides the case details. If there is a court
and court case number, it would be included here.
Gloria Yan v Paddy Smith, Fencing Dispute
Local Court of NSW, Case number 2011/010101
Gloria Yan and Paddy Smith
Motor vehicle accident on 2 August 2011 at Sutherland
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