Sterling Legal brought a claim against a company and its director (under a director's guarantee) but was unable to enforce as the defendant left the UK. 3 years later, having returned to the UK, the debtor found that he could not obtain financing for a new business or even obtain a credit card due to the [...]
SMEs will be disadvantaged in chasing late payments from big business customers the Bar Council has warned. Wealthy individuals and big business will have the upper hand in court proceedings if further increases in court fees get the go ahead under plans announced by the Ministry of Justice, the Bar Council has warned. The Bar Council, which [...]
Claim against an Irish retailer for 20,000 EUR. Sterling was instructed by a wholesaler in the UK to recover 20,000 EUR from an Irish retailer that refused to pay without any grounds. Sterling submitted an application for a European Order for Payment to the English court, obtained the order and served it on the debtor directly. [...]
Waste haulage claim for £1million. Sterling was instructed by a sub-contractor to recover £1 million from a leading, nationwide contractor. Following unsuccessful negotiations, Sterling commenced and won an adjudication under the Construction Act, obtaining costs and settling with the contractor for a substantial sum.
Changes to the court fee system in the UK have now taken effect : • Small claims fees for debts over £1,500 have increased. A 10% discount still applies to claims made online via Money Claim Online. See here for a list of fees : https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees • Fees for compensation claims with a value of £5,000 [...]
The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013, otherwise known as ‘The Jackson Reforms’, come into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2013. One of the key effects of the reforms on debt recovery is the increase of upper limit of the value of cases which ought to be allocated to the Small Claims Track to [...]