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How much money is involved
Do you have an address to the parties to this?
Do you know whether they still have your money?
On his company letterhead, does it say (usually at the bottom) that he is regulated authorised anywhere?
This is highly likely to be a scam. For an investment of £20,000, no one can possibly give a return of £3000 per month, £36,000 per year.
I suggest that you tell him that he has 1 week to come up with the money and you will then, at your discretion, if you court proceedings against him personally and at your discretion also report this fraud to the police and has also reported online system, Action Fraud.
It doesn’t matter that you are not a UK resident, you will need a UK address your proceedings or need to instruct solicitors.
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This is not something that I would be able to deal with for you I am afraid. You would need, for practical purposes, to find a solicitor that was near to one of the basis that you visit when you are in the UK.
Fees are here
you will court fee is between 4.5% and 5% of the claim depending on when you issue the claim online.
Solicitors will charge £200 per hour or thereabouts for this. You will recover those costs if your claim is successful. If your claim is not successful and it’s defended successfully, you would have to pay your own costs plus those of the defendant. I don’t see how the defendant can defend it but you never know what’s going to happen in court.