HomeCase studiesRecovering, at trial, all monies owed by a professional body which continuously paid their invoices late

Why the client needed our help

Our client, an individual, needed help dealing with a professional body they had been providing services to for a number of years. The professional body had been continuously paying our client late, despite an agreement to pay within a certain timeframe. Our client was also owed monies for various unpaid invoices.

How we helped

We initially engaged in pre-action correspondence with the professional body, who refused to accept that they had paid the invoices late and refused to honour the agreement they had with our client in relation to payment of their invoices.

We ended up issuing proceedings pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.

The professional body also refused to engage in mediation, believing they would be successful at trial.

The matter proceed to trial where, incidentally, we engaged the services of counsel to appear for our client by way of a virtual trial.

The outcome

We were able to recover the full, outstanding balance for our client, together with a contribution towards their legal costs.

Although the case took a while to resolve (due to the COIVD-19 pandemic and the opponent’s refusal to engage in meaningful settlement discussion or mediation), our client’s claim was completely vindicated at trial.

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Mark Ovenell

Mark Ovenell

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