Hello, welcome to the website. My name isXXXXX can assist you with this.
Are you willing to issue court proceedings if you have to?
If I have to. I don't expect them to never pay me, but it's been four months now.
Okay. Then maybe they just need a little helping hand to focus their attention on you.
In that case, I would suggest a formal email to them (perhaps even a letter) insisting they take this seriously, or you will issue proceedings.
Then if you don't get it resolved within 14 days ƒrom that, you could issue proceedings in the small claims court against any google company based here in England.
I should say, against the google company that your agreement is with, which I assume should be here in England?
I don't honestly know, but they do have four UK addresses listed.
I expect I can get an answer to that question from them.
To be honest, I'd be surprised if they sought to argue with you anyway about whether the claim should be here or in America.
I expect they'd just deal with the claim anyway - it's hardly cost effective for £5k to start arguing about jurisdictional issues.
It's a possibility though in theory.
The point is though, it would really focus their attention on dealing with your issue.
The only other way is to keep doing what you're doing, which isn't working very well.
It should never have to come to this, issuing court claims, but sometimes it does, and its amazing what effect it has.
Is there particular language that I should use?
No, don't worry about that - it's a small claim, so it's really informal. Just set out the position, the courts don't expect proper legalese wording or anything like that.
Ok. Thank you.