Why our client needed our help

We were instructed by a husband and wife who had been presented with a Statutory Demand for work purportedly undertaken for the husband. The debt claimed was disputed by our clients.

How we helped

We made an urgent application to Court to have the Statutory Demand set aside pursuant to Rule 10.5(5)(b) of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, i.e., that the debt is disputed on grounds which appear to the court to be substantial. The application was supported by a witness statement for each of the clients.

The Outcome

The application progressed to hearing (despite various offers to settle from the creditor) where the Statutory Demand in relation to each client was set aside and the creditor was ordered to pay 80% of our clients’ legal costs.

Everyone I spoke to at Francis Wilks & Jones was friendly and helpful as well as being objective and transparent about my case. Communication was easy and swift all the way through and the work carried out was thorough and efficient. I feel that Andrew got me the best outcome possible. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

A company director

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