A legal notice is a formal communication to a person or entity informing them that you intend to undertake legal proceedings against him/her. It is a step taken before filing a suit, and is meant to warn the other party that legal action may be taken against him/her, if they fail to comply with some specified condition. The party being served with the lawsuit / notice is called the respondent or defendant. A legal notice may be responded to only if it has merit and needs to be replied to. Legal notices are a vital principle of the courts in providing fairness and due process, by giving all the parties affected (by the lawsuit or legal proceeding) a notice of the legal procedure. No party can operate in secret and all court actions must be apparent to all the parties to the case. A legal notice is filed as per Section 80 of Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and is only filed in civil cases.
1) Precise statement and facts relating to the grievance for which the action is to be taken.
2) Alternatives/relief sought by the grieving party.
3) How are the relief/problem in hand be solved, a summary of facts and the way it can be solved.