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Why the client needed our help

Our client, a recruitment company, needed help chasing payment of invoices for candidates they had introduced to one of their clients. Despite their initial efforts to chase the payment themselves, they had been unable to secure payment of the sums due. In some cases, there had been a dispute over the terms and conditions of engagement. In others, the debtor had simply refused to pay.

How we helped

Following a review of the previous correspondence between the client and debtor, we advised them of the best course of action which involved a detailed letter before claim, followed by the service of a statutory demand.

The debtor soon realised the seriousness of the statutory demand and the fact that they did not have any kind of valid defence to the claim. The subsequent threat of winding up proceedings was enough to make the debtor pay the full balance to the client, together with late payment interest and compensation and a contribution towards legal costs.

The outcome

We were able to recover the full outstanding balance for the client, together with a contribution towards their legal costs. In many cases, we also recovered late payment interest and late payment compensation, payable to the client under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.

By instructing us, the client was able to secure faster payment of their invoices at a low cost to them.

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