yes, I have a contract with "Curlet Ltd" dated 6 February 2009 in which they agree to pay my outstanding invoices over time; they made two payments but failed to pay the balance; all services completed in the UK, and they were operating here;
no, I was told they had undergone a name change to "Amplience (UK) limited" and that is who I sued. Now they are saying that they had a name change to "Amplience Ltd" and incorporated a UK operating company that had nothing to do with my contract with them. At the time of our contract, no such UK operating company existed -- the Irish company was operating here.
the UK operating company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Irish company
apparently the company was registered in S Ireland; but they were operating here. I think I would have been able to sue them at the time because they were operating here, but what about now when they are no longer operating here?
this seems to be confusing you -- to be clear:
My contract was with a S Irish company called Curlet Ltd
Curlet Ltd was operating here in the UK
work was completed here
They have changed their name to Amplience Lt
they have also incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary called Amplience (UK) Ltd and are now ONLY OPERATING HERE through the subsidiary
sorry -- you have not really answered my question
I know UK law applies -- my question is whether I can sue a S Irish company that is (technically) no longer operating here (because they are operating through a subsidiary)
how do I serve them?
do I have to apply to the high court to serve them abroad or can I do that through MCOL
how do I do that? Is it is different system than MCOL or is it the same system with paper service instead of online?
so do I have to go to a solicitor to sue or is there a DIY similar to money claims?
is there no way to apply to change the name of the defendant to the parent company or do I have to pay another filing fee and start over?
ok, cool that sounds like the best option -- do I contact the money claims helpline and file to substitute?
just referencing my claim number?
thanks that is incredibly helpful!! I really appreciate it --