Dealing with unpaid invoices is a time-consuming nuisance for businesses. For smaller debts, it is often disproportionate in terms of time and effort to try to recover them, especially if the paying party does not have the funds to pay. However, if you think the non-paying party does have the funds, and the level of the debt warrants incurring some legal costs trying to recover it, then we can help.
Sometimes a formal pre-action letter from a solicitor threatening court action is enough to prompt a full payment or an offer of a payment arrangement. If a pre-action letter does not have that effect, at least it might prompt a response setting out reasons for disputing the debt, or for not paying it, which means you are better informed about whether to pursue it and whether the debtor would defend or admit any claim.
If a pre-action letter is not effective the next step is to issue court proceedings and obtain a judgment for the debt. Once you have judgment in your favour, you can then enforce it using one or more of the various court enforcement methods such as High Court Enforcement Officers (bailiffs), bankruptcy or winding up, charging orders and more.