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Justin Emerson
Partner

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In today’s economic climate, getting paid in full and on time has never been more important. If you have debtors refusing to pay, talk to us. We can act on your behalf to recover debt quickly, effectively – and affordably, too.

Unpaid debts can cripple cashflow, which is why we move fast. Our specialist team can talk you through your options and advise you on next steps – including enforcement proceedings if they’re necessary.

Get in touch with our commercial debt recovery solicitors in Chelmsford

If you want to find out more about the services we can offer you, please feel free to get in touch with our commercial debt recovery solicitors in Chelmsford.

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Main number: 01245 228113

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Main email: emersonj@gepp.co.uk

 

Commercial debt recovery FAQs

How long do I have to bring a claim?

In most cases, the general time limit for bringing a claim is six years from the date the debt or dispute arose. However, it’s important to note that there are some exceptions and specific circumstances may alter this timeframe. It is advisable to consult with a legal professional who can assess your specific case and provide accurate information.

How long does a claim take from issue to trial?

The duration of a claim from issue to trial can vary depending on various factors, such as the complexity of the case, court availability, and the court track it falls under. Simple claims in the small claims track can be resolved within a few months, while more complex cases in the fast track, intermediate track, or multi-track may take significantly longer, ranging from several months to even a couple of years. Again, specific timelines will depend on the circumstances of your case.

How much will it cost?

The cost of debt recovery can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the track it falls under, and whether legal representation is sought. Legal costs may include court fees, solicitor fees, barrister fees, expert fees, and other disbursements. It’s recommended to consult with a law firm or legal professional to get an accurate estimate of the potential costs involved in your particular case.

If I win, do I get my legal fees back?

In the UK, the general rule is that the losing party is responsible for paying the winner’s legal costs. However, the amount recoverable may be subject to assessment by the court. It’s important to note that the amount awarded may not always cover the entirety of the legal fees incurred during the proceedings, and some tracks only have fixed costs recovery rules. It’s advisable to discuss this aspect in detail with your legal representative to have a clear understanding of the potential recovery of legal costs.

Is it worth suing someone with no money?

Suing someone with no money can be challenging as it may be difficult to recover any financial compensation even if you win the case. Before pursuing legal action, it’s important to consider the practicality of enforcing a judgment against someone who lacks the means to pay. However, every case is unique, and there may be non-financial considerations that make pursuing legal action worthwhile, such as obtaining a court order or for the principle of the matter. It is recommended to seek legal advice to evaluate the feasibility of your specific case.

What happens if I win my case and they don't pay?

If you win your case but the opposing party does not pay the awarded amount, there are legal remedies available for enforcement. These may include obtaining a court order for payment, taking action to seize the debtor’s assets or income, or seeking the involvement of enforcement officers. The specific enforcement method will depend on the circumstances and the assets available to the debtor. It is advisable to consult with a legal professional who can guide you through the enforcement process and help you pursue the recovery of the awarded amount.

Please note that the information provided here is general in nature and should not be considered as legal advice. Consulting with a law firm or legal professional that specialises in debt recovery/dispute resolution / civil litigation in the UK is recommended for accurate and case-specific guidance.

Unpaid debts are a major concern for both small and large businesses. We will ensure that any debt recovery issue you have is resolved swiftly, efficiently and professionally.

Justin Emerson, Solicitor

Unpaid debts are a major concern for both small and large businesses. We will ensure that any debt recovery issue you have is resolved swiftly, efficiently and professionally.

Justin Emerson, Solicitor

Our Commercial Debt Recovery experts

Justin Emerson
Partner
Natasha Kelt
Associate Solicitor
Nadia Fabri
Associate Solicitor
Justin Emerson
Partner
Nadia Fabri
Associate Solicitor
Natasha Kelt
Associate Solicitor

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