Advice For Business

Issuing County Court Proceedings

In the majority of our cases, a Letter Before Action is often enough to obtain payment from your debtor. However, on occasion, you may need to proceed further and issue County Court Proceedings with the intent of obtaining a County Court Judgement against the Debtor.

This action can be taken once the deadline of your Letter Before Action, has expired and payment has still not been received.

Preparing for County Court Proceedings

Our Debt Recovery team will advise you fully before issuing proceedings having made an assessment of your claim and the commercial viability of your opponent and then if so instructed by you, proceed to issuing a Claim Form in the County Court.

We can help you through each step in fully preparing your case to be heard within the County Court.

Defended County Court Proceedings

In some cases, your defendant may choose to defend their position in the court proceedings which results in your case proceeding as a defended action. If so, we have the necessary expert Solicitors who will be able to advise you fully of all your options and provide you with an estimate of the costs that you are likely to incur. We will guide you through all the legal process and prepare your claim in an effective way to maximise the impact of the case when it goes to court.

Often parties will agree to settle claims before any Final Hearing and our specialist Solicitors are able to negotiate a settlement assertively on your behalf.

If your claim proceeds to trial, provided your claim is for over £10,000 in value and your claim is successful, then you will be able to recover the majority of your legal costs from the defendant and we will work swiftly to enforce the Court’s Judgment. For claims below £10,000 see our Small Claims Court section.

If you require further advice in connection with any aspect of Debt Recovery, please contact Asa Cocker on 0161 785 3500 in the Debt Recovery team.