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Where’s my money? Recovering unpaid debt

Where’s my money? Recovering unpaid debt

Are you owed a significant amount of money? Reports show that 9 million people in the UK are in serious debt and the average UK household debt is now at a record of £13,000! So with this increase, how do you recover what is owed to you? We look at the steps you need...

First things first: The letter of claim

First things first: The letter of claim

If a professional you have instructed has been negligent, you can sue them in order to recover any losses which their negligence has caused you to suffer. However, it is not always necessary to issue court proceedings in order to recover your losses. It is often...

Case update: What is accidental damage?

Case update: What is accidental damage?

Most buildings insurance policies will insure the owner against ‘accidental’ damage to the property. The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has recently had to consider what amounts to accidental damage. The case, which concerned a property in Leeds, was Leeds...

Misuse of a Deceased’s Money

Misuse of a Deceased’s Money

Unfortunately, probate disputes are becoming increasingly common. Particularly claims which arise from the misuse of a deceased’s money prior to their death. Such claims generally relate to an elderly individual (perhaps with a degenerative condition) who relied upon...

Boundaries – Your Questions Answered

Boundaries – Your Questions Answered

I heard that every house owns the fence on its left side. Is this correct? This is not correct. Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule as to who owns which boundary. How do I find out who is responsible for the boundary fences? The first step would be to look at...

Top 5 tips for a money claim

Top 5 tips for a money claim

Ensure you have the right party When you issue a claim to recover a debt, it is imperative you pursue the correct party – if it is a company you will need to check companies house to ensure that you have the correct registered name of the company, trading names can...

Marks & Spencer v BNP

Marks & Spencer v BNP

In the case of Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd and another [2015] UKSC 72. Marks & Spencer were granted a lease by BNP - from 20 January 2006 to 2 February 2018 - for a property in Paddington, London. The Terms of the Lease...

Boxer, writer and … debt collector?

Boxer, writer and … debt collector?

This week, Wakefield legend Sean McHale takes a look at one of the most notorious and complex characters to hail from the area - Paul Sykes. Polymath? Remarkably, Paul Sykes attracted the following critiques: Literary genius; Bully; Alcoholic; Talented storyteller;...

Statutory Demand | Debt Recovery

Statutory Demand | Debt Recovery

Does a Statutory Demand need to be reissued if it is withdrawn? But the debt remains unpaid… Why would I reissue a statutory demand? You can serve a statutory demand upon a company who has not paid your invoice. The company upon receipt of the statutory demand has...

Storm Barney, Yorkshire – Flood Claims

Storm Barney, Yorkshire – Flood Claims

There she blows! This weekend the UK was thrown into a sodden chaos following the arrival of Storm Abigail! Torrential downpours on Sunday evening resulted in misery and despair with thousands being affected by: Transport delays; School closures; Road accidents; and...

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