County Court Proceedings

What happens when we have sent your Letter Before Action, the deadline has expired and payment has still not been made? One of the options available to you is to pursue your debt through the County Court.

In the majority of our cases, a letter before action is often enough to obtain payment from your debtor. However, on occasion court proceedings need to be issued.

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.

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 qualified 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.

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