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Pre Action Protocols

 There are various essential points to remember before commencing any sort of legal proceedings. Although the overall outcome of the case may still be decided on the bare facts available, by ignoring the pre action protocols, then the costs that you have incurred in the proceedings may be lost. Always show a real willing to… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)

Settle Settle Settle

I want to sue someone out of principal even though I know they will probably pay? Be very careful. The only people that benefit when the word “principle” is used are the lawyers. You should always be seen to be trying every possible avenue to avoid litigation rather than to just sue. Bear in mind… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Ask our Experts

How can I improve my chances of being paid? Whether it is a business debt or personal arrangement, the first step is to make sure that you know who you are dealing with.  Is the person you are negotiating with a sole trader or is he a director of a company? If he is a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Small Claims limit increase

Please click on the link to an article with information about raising the small claims limit from £5,000 to £15,000. Although raising the limit will not affect enforcement via the High Court Enforcement Officer, that lower limit of £600 will remain in place, what such a change will do is drastically reduce your potential to recover… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Enforcement – Not just the Bailiff

It is wrong to assume that the main enforcement option to a claimant is to instruct someone to attend your address and levy on your assets. Are you employed? If so, then the claimant could apply to the court for permission to extract money direct from your wage/salary. It would be your employer that would… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)


No, it is not a spelling mistake, I am talking about an order of the court. Do not think that a judgment requires a hearing in order for a claimant to obtain it. It most certainly does not. A judgment can be obtained in default by filling in a form and sending it to court…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Debt Recovery – Speculate to Accumulate

If you are owed money by an individual or a company, then the chances are you will attempt to recover the debt yourself. And why not, I mean after all you have provided the service as per the original agreement, so why not get paid in the normal way? It seems like a fair request… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Internal Credit Control

  Day one; get new client. Day two; got new client. Day three; perform work for new client. Day four; invoice new client. Day 100; Not been paid by new client…. Does the above sound familiar? Simply introducing a few strict measures into your own credit control procedures could reduce the number of days it… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)