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Bringing a debt claim – new rules

On 1 October 2017, the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (“the Protocol”) came into force. This is essentially a set of rules which need to be adhered to before Court proceedings will be issued for debt claims. A brief  overview of the Protocol is set out below. Who does it apply to? The...

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Debt recovery (for businesses)

Cash flow is important for all businesses and can come to an abrupt halt if a customer fails to pay an invoice on time. If you work for a company and a customer has failed to pay an invoice that has fallen overdue, you are legally entitled to commence enforcement action to recover the debt which is ...

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A slice of the SMI (Support for Mortgage Interest) pie…

What is SMI? Support for Mortgage Interest is a Government benefit initiative aimed at homeowners who are struggling to pay a mortgage because they have fallen upon hard times and are claiming one of the following benefits: JSA (Job Seeker’s Allowance) ESA (Employment & Support...

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What to do if you receive a County Court Judgment (CCJ)?

A County Court or High Court Judgment can be made against you if an individual or a business has issued a claim against you for money and you have failed to file a response. If you receive a claim form in the post, you should always respond.  Whether you do this with or without the aid of a...

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