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Just so I understand did you charge the client VAT?
Ok - I get that.
But who wont return what?
Ok - so its the company in London.
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.
If they do not refund 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.
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.
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. As this is over £10,000 then if the matter is contested you will need representation for trial as there are Court procedures and rules to follow.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
For the trial it would be around £1800 - but you can get that back if you win in costs.
Does that help?
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