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How long has the money been owed to you?
The order was issued at the end of June 2016, for £960.
When I emailed a scan of the order to the director all I got was abuse. But that indicates they (now at least) know of the order. SA
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Many thanks for your patience. Assuming that this was a limited company then your rights are against the company itself, as it is its own separate legal entity. In other words you cannot pursue the directors personally for this debt. Now that you have formal court judgment in your favour, you can consider taking enforcement action against them to try and pursue them for payment of the debt.
There are various options open to you, a list of these can be found here:
If you have had no luck with the original correspondence address and you know of another address where those in charge of the company receive correspondence then you may indeed try and use that for future letters. You may also try and deliver these personally or use a process server to deliver them to the individuals on your behalf, although that would be for a fee.
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Yes, I suppose the question was more about how do we get the company to update its actual address (at companies house) or get the court to use a more practical address?
Ah ok sorry for any misunderstanding. A director has a legal responsibility to keep up to date information about the company they are a director of, such as when their registered office address changes. If you have evidence that this has not been done you can ring this to the attention of Companies House. If they do not comply with their requirements as a director then CH can take further action if needed. As to the court, you can write to them to point out the issues with the current address and provide evidence that shows the correspondence is not getting through there. If you then have other addresses, again with proof that they can be linked to the company, you can write to the court to bring these issues to their attention and see if they are willing to change the service address. Hope this clarifies?