The bankruptcy limit has been raised to £5000 and hence, you cannot apply to court to bankrupt him. You could have done if you had done this prior to 1 October last year.however bankruptcy is only an attractive proposition for you if he has assets (house in particular) which he does not want to lose.
You could try a Third Party Debt order but it’s only any use if there is enough money in the account to cover the whole debt on the date it is presented. They will not make partial payment.
It doesn’t have to be a bank however it could be anyone that owes this person money.
You can always ask for a Oral Examination https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part71
Use court form N316.
Although debtors routinely turn up at court with no information and hence are in contempt of court, and hence, they could be jailed, they never are. The general opinion is that unless you have evidence to the contrary, it’s a waste of time because the judgement debtor will simply lie.
The last known address of the debtor (the father’s address) is good for the service of papers.
What I would suggest that you do is go quiet for 12 months or 18 months and then do another trace and instruct HCE again who will simply turn up out of the blue.
I wish I could give you better news but some debtors, particularly those with no property can be very slippery. just bide your time and then hitting with it out of the blue if nothing is working at the moment.
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