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Letter of resignation - Reading

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English & Dodd. Investment Brokers and Advisors 201 Chancery Road, London EC1 1HC.

Dear Mr Blake;

This letter serves as official confirmation that A....

As you know, either party can opt out of our employment agreement provided that a month's notice is given. B.... .

Regarding this contract, I have had my attention strongly drawn to the fact that I have agreed not to undertake any stock trading on behalf on any clients of Biscuit Investments for a period of three months after the termination of my employment, and you may rest assured that I intend to honour this obligation to the letter. However, C.... , and according to my legal advice, an untenable position in law.

Furthermore, I understand from Paul Bascombe that with the departure of myself and Mr English, Mr Barwell has decided to take early retirement, and D.... . Therefore the clause which specifies that I am not to enter a business which directly competes with Biscuit Investments does not apply.

In the light of the unpleasant scene which ensued when news of my intended departure became known, I do not intend to return to the company to clear my desk, and E.....

Since I do not forsee the need for any further personal communication between us, F.... .

Yours truly

Sally Dodd


1. I would be grateful if any personal items are forwarded to English & Dodd, at the above address    

2. As I am due six weeks leave, which I am now taking, this will serve in lieu of notice.   

3. I am tendering my resignation from Biscuit Investments, effective immediately   

4. I and Mr English take this opportunity to wish you and Biscuit Investments the success you deserve in the future   

5. the department for which I formerly worked is to be closed, making Bascombe redundant   

6. your suggestion that none of these clients may do business with any firm in which I am a partner is unfounded