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It is possible to serve a statutory demand outside England & Wales - but only in limited circumstances. Our brilliant team are here to help.

statutory demand may be served on a debtor over whom the English courts would have insolvency jurisdiction, that is:

  • companies within the jurisdiction of the English courts;
  • individuals within the scope of section 265(1) of the IA 1986.

It is not necessary to obtain the court’s permission to serve a statutory demand outside the jurisdiction because it is not a document which is issued by the court – for example like a county court or high court claim.

If a statutory demand is served abroad, then like other types of court proceedings, the time periods for responding are extended beyond the normal time periods which apply to service within England & Wales.


Our team at Francis Wilks & Jones is one of the leading in the country dealing with statutory demands. We have decades of combined experience meaning that we can deal with any type of statutory demand issue – whether you are a creditor or a debtor. We offer fast, effective and commercial statutory demand advice. Call now for a friendly consultation.

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