Hello, welcome to the website. My name isXXXXX can assist you with this.
Is there any way i can get my money soon?
Yes, you can issue a claim in the court and you can rely on the admission in their letter as reason to seek judgment summarily from them. This would avoid the need to have a full trial etc.
How do I do that- do we have small claims courts in Northern Ireland? How much will it cost? Thanks
You do have small claims in NI, however, it is limited to £3,000, so you fall outside that. Because it's in the main court system, and therefore all the technical rules exist, my strong advice would always be to get a lawyer to look at this for you. however, if you wanted to do it yourself, you could, you would go to your local county court and issue a claim there. But, like I said, I would always suggest a lawyer does it in the main court system. You should get your costs back though if you need to issue proceedings because you already have a clear admission by the sounds of it!
Is it usual to have to go to this length to get what is lawfully mine? I feek
No, it's not, and to be honest I expect if you tell them you're about to issue court proceedings, you'll get their mind focussed and get paid. Especially since they admit its due to you!
Sorry - I feel like asking for compensation for hassle & lass of interest too
You can't get that, I'm afraid, as much as you might deserve it. The law doesn't allow for that kind of recovery in this type of claim.
Ok thanks . Which should I do first -see a lawyer or tell them I' m issuing court proceedings?
I'd tell them you're about to issue proceedings first, I think that will probably sort it to be honest.
If it doesn't, then you can get instructions how to issue a claim here: https://www.courtsni.gov.uk but, again, I would use a lawyer.
Ok - I ll do it Monday morning.Thanks Bye
Thank you! Have a great weekend. bye!