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How long has the debt been outstanding?
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Many thanks for your patience. It is certainly possible to pursue a claim against a UK non-resident through the Small Claims Court system. If you win, you will end up with a County Court judgment and this judgment can be used against any assets this person has in this country, even if they are not currently resident there. The problem would have been if they no longer had any assets here and you had to then transfer that judgment to a foreign jurisdiction to try and apply to it that country, which would have complicated matters. However, if they still have assets in the English jurisdiction, the judgment you may get from the Small Claims court can still be used against these.
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