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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. Yes, the. Attorney can take the money owed, provided that the debt was never in dispute and isn't over five years old with no admission of the debt within that period. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
The Act of Parliament refers to a written acknowledgment of the debt within the last five years.
See section 10 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.
No, the law in England is similar except there is a six year period rather than a five year one.