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I have sent a model money for companionship. 11000 euros. we

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I have sent a model money for companionship.
11000 euros.
we got into argument and she said she will not see me.
she says she will keep the money.
is that legal? i have not signed or agreed to any terms or conditions.
we have met before and based on mutual trust i sent the funds beforehand. i am finnish citizen and she is british.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

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

For no please let me know how you paid the sums?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have paid part as a banktransfer and part online through a merchant called skrill.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Which country are they based in?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My bankaccount is in Finland and the recipient's in Britain. The online merchant Skrill is based in Britain I believe.
You can check them on skrill.com
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

So you are not based in the uk?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I am finnish citizen
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

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 usually do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk - but I dont think it will let you because you are not inside the UK. Therefore you would complete 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 claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont have the address of the person. Is that something I can find publicly?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cannot open file N1
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

You can get a Court order that skrill.com disclose it to you.

In any event you may be able to raise a dispute direct with skrill.com that may investigate.

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-eng.pdf

Works for me

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will contact you again later if needed. Just to clarify, I have right to get the money back?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Yes you do. You didnt get what you paid for.

Does that clarify?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it possible to have you as my lawyer if I file a lawsuit to this person?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Sadly not, this is a question and answer site, we can not act for you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ah ok, When going to court and she is sentenced to repay me, can I also demand her to pay for my legal fee's?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

If its under £10,000 then no, as these are not recoverable as a small claim,