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Why the client needed our help

Our client, an invoice factoring company, was faced with a situation where a significant debtor based in Northern Ireland had gone to ground.

How we helped

Following due process, we started by issuing a letter before action. We didn’t receive a reply but were able to contact the debtor who confirmed that we might serve documents through the post. We filed proceedings with the court along with confirmation that we would be serving out of the jurisdiction and served the claim via recorded delivery.

The outcome

As the defendant debtor failed to respond to the claim, we successfully sought a judgment default. Within 48 hours of the judgment having been entered we received a call from the debtor confirming payment would be made, and the debt was finally settled in full that week.

I have had a decade long relationship with FWJ and have instructed them on a wide variety of claims, both litigation and insolvency based. I enjoy working with them as they listen to what I need and their advice is always commercial and astute. I have also been deeply impressed by their continued commitment to using technology to assist in the recoveries process. Their interactive case management system is particularly impressive delivering quick, accurate solutions together with very helpful case reporting.

 Risk director at Aldermore Bank, Invoice Finance

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Shona Houghton

Shona Houghton

Debt Recovery Manager

Mike Lockton

Mike Lockton

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