There is nothing to stop you issuing Small Claims Court proceedings but in the Small Claims Court, you would not recover solicitors costs even if you win.
If you didn’t attend any eventual court hearing, then your claim would be thrown out.
The cost of getting solicitors to attend the court hearing is probably going to be about £2000-£3000 which you would not recover and hence, is going to be more than you are claiming.
Hence, in order to get the money back, unless you are in the United Kingdom, it’s not going to be an option.
I’m sorry, I wish I could give you a more favourable answer.
Incidentally, there is nothing to stop you transferring (assigning) the debt to someone who is in the UK and they could then issue Small Claims Court proceedings because the debt would then belong to them
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