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Can I file a UK small claim against a UK company from

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Can I file a UK small claim against a UK company from outside the UK, me being not a UK resident or national?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Switzerland
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: None
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

Welcome to JA. I’m Vineet, a UK qualified & practicing Solicitor and I will be dealing with your case today.

You will need a postal address within the UK for the service the notice of court proceedings, for starting court proceedings in the UK.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does it have to be my address or can I have someone represent me?

However, you can initiate European payment order claim from EU-

https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_order_for_payment_procedures-41-en.do

The European Payment Order is a simplified procedure for cross-border monetary claims which are uncontested by the defendant, based on standard forms

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know that - however, Switzerland is not a EU member.
Can I be represented by a UK citizen for the process?

For initiating claim here, you can give POA to represent you in the claim

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
POA ???

Power of Attorney.

You can get in touch with the law firm/solicitor who can represent you in the claim

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
a lawyer/solicitor is needed, there is no way I might ask an acquaintance to act on my behalf?
What would the fees involved be handing the matter to a UK solicitor? Rough estimate will do just fine, thanks.

Fees can vary from firm to firm. It would depend on the amount you looking to recover as well.

Or you can sell your debt to some debt recovery company in the UK, who would pursue the claim.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
a private/personal representation will not suffice?

There are various websites to assist in cases like yours- see the below-

https://www.moneyclaimsuk.co.uk/claiming-from-outside-uk.aspx

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thanks for now, I see it is going to be a bit complicated.
Have a nice weekend, thank you

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