I still don't know why the mail was returned to sender.
I also don't know why you suffered £2500 loss as a result of
these letters being returned to sender but on your admission you have them now.
So I'm going to answer based upon the limited information I have
and that is that you have no claim.
There is already case law on this, not with regard to Royal mail
in particular with regard to consequential loss on breach of contract.
The first thing to mention is that there is no contract between
the recipient of male and Royal Mail. The contract is between the sender and
Secondly, even assuming that there is a legitimate loss either
from ordinary plain straightforward negligence or from breach of contract, any
loss "must be within the contemplation of the parties" which means basically
that whoever sent it must have advised Royal Mail that "if this does not arrive
on a particular date, there will be a huge loss for which you will be held
They would probably then have insisted that it was sent by
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