Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know how much is outstanding ?
Customer: Hi Alex
Customer: hi Alex. The amount outstanding is 4,800.00 euros
Alex Watts : I assume you would like to know how to sue in the UK?
Customer: I would like to know what our options are given we are in Ireland and also if we would have a case to sue. We may not. I just want to explore
Customer: what options there are given the different jurisdictions. Thanks
Alex Watts : You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
Alex Watts : If they do not pay you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
Alex Watts : The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
Alex Watts : If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
HI Alex, based on the above you mention taking the claim to my local County Court, however we are based in Ireland and the client is based on the UK, so how exactly would this work?
Alex Watts : You issue in the UK, you can enforce in the UK,
Alex Watts : If the matter is contested you would have to come here to any final hearing but if you win you can claim costs for travel, hotel etc.
Alex Watts : Does this help?