What is the object of sending legal notices?

The basic object of the serving legal notice is to display the intention of initiating legal proceedings. The purpose of the notice is to give opposite party an opportunity to reconsider his legal position and to make amends or afford restitution without recourse to a court of law. The Supreme Court, in the landmark case, stated that “The object of the section is the advancement of justice and the securing of public good by avoidance of unnecessary litigation.” 

The notice is deemed to be served only when it is received or refused by the addressee and not simply by posting the notice. This stands as an evidence as to the receipt of notice.

Laws regulating notice are of procedural nature, therefore, require more vigilance and care while drafting a notice. Ignorance of the law is no excuse and thus a legal notice should be drafted by expert civil litigation lawyers.


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