Initially, I phoned solicitor to ask for advice. I explained my predicament and solicitor said that if I could send background information he would look the matter. Within a few days, he had sent a proposed draft letter which had so many inaccuracies that it could not possibly have been used without substantial modification. After informing solicitor that I would not be pursuing his proposed course of action (involving potentially protracted legal action) I was sent a bill for the work done. I am keen to know if the solicitor should have been required at the first stage of contact to declare fees/costs which would be incurred by his undertaking any work my behalf - apart altogether from the poor quality of the work/letter.