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Am looking to get help on behalf of my great auntie, she

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Am looking to get help on behalf of my great auntie, she loaned someone a lot of money a while back and is still due to get back £2500 but when she goes to his house and ask when she will get the rest of her money it’s nothing but a hassle, cheek. She doesn’t want to involve the police as she’s over 80 and a lot of stress, am looking into for her as I was recommended this from my solicitor, this person is my ex partner and there has been other on going insure with him so am hoping the small claims court can help and hopefully she can get the rest of her money back
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Customer: Scotland
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Unfortunately, if they are not willing to pay this back you would need to go via the small claims process.  

Prior to intimating small claim proceedings, you will require to send a letter to the respondent. It is a simple letter stating that if they do remedy the matter as you have outlined (in the same letter), you will take legal action against them. This is referred to as a. pre-action protocol letter. You can complete the forms for a claims action easily online. You will have to highlight what the issues are and tell them how much you are claiming for, to be honest the first are straight forward and self-explanatory. If you feel you can do this yourself then you don’t really need to hire a solicitor, but I will provide details for you in case you feel you want to. You will then receive a response to the claim and a court date. On the day (unless they offer a settlement) you will appear at the local court and basically provide your evidence and give you claim to the judge, and they will response. The judge will assess the merits of the claim and defence and make a judgement this should be relatively easy for you to prove so the respondent may well offer a settlement in the meantime.

I shall provide you with a helpful link that will assist you in finding a solicitor/representative near your local area. This will provide you with someone nearby your area who can assist you if required.

I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;

https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ (England)

https://www.lawscot.org.uk/find-a-solicitor/ (Scotland)

https://www.lawsociety.ie/Find-a-Solicitor/Solicitor-Firm-Search/ (Ireland)

https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)

Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you for getting back to so fast, Would definitely recommend this help to anyone else in similar situations. Thanks again

Thank you and wish you all the best.