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I am new to this forum and I am very grateful for information presented herein. I am working in a law firm in Slovakia and have to deal with foreign companies and persons. When writing a formal letter I have a problem how to write a formal introduction with the meaning " I am writing to you as a legal representative of the client....". I have been using the expression "I address myself to you as a legal representative ...". Is it right?
Thanks a lot

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Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

I am new to this forum and I am very grateful for information presented herein. I am working in a law firm in Slovakia and have to deal with foreign companies and persons. When writing a formal letter I have a problem how to write a formal introduction with the meaning " I am writing to you as a legal representative of the client....". I have been using the expression "I address myself to you as a legal representative ...". Is it right?

It's OK, but seems rather stiff and self-conscious. I would suggest that, if your meaning is " I am writing to you as a legal representative of . . . .", then that is what you should say. It sounds fine to me, and sufficiently formal.

Perhaps you should say 'the legal representative', to make clear that there is not more than one.

Best wishes, Clive
Starting a letter "We are writing..." always makes me smile.

English lawyers often start their letters: "We act for..."

However, if there is nothing on your notepaper that would indicate to an English speaker that you are lawyers, then I would suggest:

"We are retained as lawyers for..."

"Legal representative" does not necessarily mean a lawyer.

I would, by the way, urge you not to use words like "herein".
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Hi i am new to this forum and would very much like to be an active member but before i need a big favour from you guys.

We ( read me and my friend ) are planning on writing a letter to a professor asking for his help. Its been a long time since we have contacted him. And now the problem is that i don;t how to begin the letter
Hi,

Start with 'Dear Professor Smith,'.

Then remind him who you are.

Then say why you are writing.

Then thank him.

Just write a draft in the words you would use if you were talking to him face to face. Then post it here, and we will help you with comments. OK?

Clive
Hi Clive,

This is the letter i have formulated but the problem is i will have to ask for my friend also.
Is there any way we can fit in both our names under a single letter and sent it to the professor..

Dear Professor Andrew,

I am James, working as software engineer in Carlton Technologies. I had done a project ( Subject : Quality of Service on switching from network to network ) under you during the month of May- Dec, 2005.
Sir i wish pursue higher studies and i was wondering if i could get a recommendation letter from you for the same.

Thanking you,
James Paul

CLive thanks for your time.
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Hi,

This is the letter i have formulated but the problem is i will have to ask for my friend also.
Is there any way we can fit in both our names under a single letter and sent it to the professor..


I think it would be better if you both wrote separate letters.

Dear Professor Andrew, I assume this is his last (family) name, not his first name.

I did a project under you, from May to December, 2005, on 'Quality of service on switching from network to network'.

I am currently working as a software engineer for Carlton Technologies. However, I wish to pursue higher studies and I would be very grateful if I could get a recommendation letter from you for this. You need to tell him what course of study you want to pursue, and the name of the institution. You should also say where he should send the letter. To you? To the institution?

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Your sincerely,

James Paul

Best wishes, Clive

Hi Clive thanks for the fast reply.
Really appreciate it.
Thanks a lot.
hi ,,,i also need a help and will highly apperciate if anyone can help me in formulating a letter to a professor that I have to meet for the PHd
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