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I lent a person some money who failed to pay it back. I took

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I lent a person some money who failed to pay it back. I took him to Court and won an order that he should repay me £200 per month about 8-years ago. He made one payment then disappeared. I have recently obtained his address to be in Guernsey - can I enforce the Court order for repayment there? The amount is £2800 before any charges or interest
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Would you be seeking to recover the amount in full or as per the arrangements in the initial order?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** sure on the legal side to do with Guernsey though so will have to leave this and allow others to answer if possible thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not at this stage - I just want you to inform me whether I can enforce repayment as I would in the UK or whether it is complicated, will require legal fees making the collection not worth while
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

Have you done anything else to enforce at this stage?

Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing legal only written to him asking him to pay - no response.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Yes you can enforce in Guernsey. Under what is called the 1957 Law there is an agreement between England and Wales and Guernsey that Judgments in E&W can be enforced there.

As such you would need to make an application to register the Judgment there. Once its registered it has the same force as a Judgment given in their 'County Court'.

How you do that I dont know as I am a Solicitor of E&W. But you can get it transferred there and registered. Once you have that you can enforce it.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think this will be financially viable?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

I do yes. Alex

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