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In order to secure a judgment against the debtor you need undertake the following steps below
However before i proceed do you have the person's address as you will need this info when completing the relevant court form?
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Once you have obtained the address details from the police please undertake the following steps
Ensure you date the letter and provide contact details for the debtor to return you within 21 days
If the debtor fails to return to you please consider file a claim in the county court.
If the debtor fails to return to you please file a claim in the county court.
It is a letter before action (commencing court proceeding). You will need to commence court proceedings before securing a CCJ. The message will be STRONGER coming from a solicitor as the debtor knows you have escalated this matter
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Yes as long you are confident that you will be successful at court. This is because if the matter is disputed and the debtor wins at trial then you will likely pay the debtor's costs and you will not have a CCJ
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Yes he will be responsible to pay your reasonable fees
Unfortunately this is something that you can negotiate with your solicitor. Further you dont have to accept the solicitors first offer. Given you are confident of wining, solicitors will want to take on the case on and perhaps consider your offer because who doesn't want to be on the wining side.
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