Civil Litigation director Sunil Patel highlights the critical nature of timely postal deliveries for legal practitioners on BBC Berkshire Breakfast during a feature on the Royal Mail delivery plans.
Royal Mail could cut letter deliveries to five, or even three, days per week under proposals being debated to stem its ‘unsustainable’ losses.
Many other European countries have already reduced their national delivery services.
Sunil Patel spoke to Kirsten O'Brien on BBC Berkshire Breakfast on the potential consequences for the legal sector of Royal Mail's proposals.
Sunil highlighted the critical role of timely postal deliveries in relation to court proceedings, emphasising the significance of adhering to deadlines. He underscored the urgency of ensuring prompt receipt of claim forms within the current 14-day timeframe for acknowledgment.
He added that a reduction in days would likely mean amendments to Civil Procedure Rules, which govern these deadlines, affecting the response window for individuals receiving court claims by post.
Listen to the full feature on BBC Radio's on-demand platform (around one hour and 20 minutes in).
Sunil possesses more than two decades of knowledge and expertise in the realm of litigation, having gained admission to the roll of solicitors in 2002. Specialising in corporate insolvency, Sunil's comprehensive experience encompasses multi-track litigation, ranging from contractual disputes between commercial entities to partnership disputes. He adeptly handles contentious probate cases, challenging issues of capacity, and disputes over the beneficial ownership of property. Sunil is also well versed in high-value and complex debt recovery, displaying a diverse and robust legal skill set.
For advice in any commercial litigation matter Sunil can be contacted via email at email@example.com or via telephone on 020 3114 1180.