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Judge & Piestley Credit Solutions announces FCA authorisation

 

 

 

 

Judge & Priestley LLP, the South East London based solicitors practice, is delighted to annouce that it has recently gained Financila Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation. This comes in...

More firms 'in distress' amid slowest growth rate for 4 years

Adult social care

 

There's been a rise in the number of firms experiencing financial difficulties as the rate of business growth slows to its lowest level in four years. Research by the insolvency and restructuring trade...

Adult Social Care: debt recovery challenges seminar at the Law Society

Adult social care

Judge & Priestley recently hosted a seminar at the Law Society in London, for local authority employees involved in ASC, to review the challenges for debt recovery in this complex area post the...

Council Tax - Order for Sale case study

 

J & P Credit Solutions instructed by a Local Authority to seek recovery of council tax debt of approximately £17k. The Council had previously secured the debt against the debtor’s property...

Increasing Council Tax Collections - Orders for Sale

In 2016/17 Local Authorities collected a total of £26.6 billion in council tax which was a 5.1% increase on the collection figures achieved in the previous year. The average in year collection...

Early signs that your customer can't settle your invoice

Good cash flow is the life blood of any business so it's essential to monitor overdue invoices and act quickly to ensure payment. Failure to act promptly could mean your firm incurs damaging...

Another successful year for J&P in the Legal 500 UK Directory

 


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Judge & Priestley's commitment to quality and high levels of service has been recognised by several independent external bodies recently. The practice was recently successfully re-...

Ministry of Justice civil court statistics for April to June 2017

The period April to June 2017 has seen a sharp increase in the number of claims issued in the County Court, specifically the number of debt recovery claims. This raises a number of...

Deceased Debtor Recoveries - J&P Credit Solutions

 

 

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Trying to recover your legitimate debts from the estate of a deceased customer adds a further layer of complication to the already difficult task of collection. As explained in our Deceased...

Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims: Creditor Obligations & Impact

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On 1st October 2017, a Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims will come into effect. The PAP will apply to all forms of businesses, including sole traders, seeking to recover debt from an...

The equity of exoneration clarified by the Court of Appeal


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Where a joint owner of property uses that property to secure a debt, the other joint owner may to entitled to have that indebtedness discharged out of the interest of the debtor...

Stripping assets from companies to avoid judgment is a tort (High Court)

The High Court has confirmed the existence of a tort of knowingly inducing and procuring a person to act in wrongful violation of rights under a judgment. The claimant had obtained a judge-...

Top five excuses our clients hear for late payments and what you can do

Chasing repayments for your business can be a cat and mouse game at times. So here are some of the most common excuses for non-payment and some tips on how to respond to them...

Hamburger van involved in accident even though it was stationary

A hamburger van was involved in a fatal accident even though it was parked in a layby at the side of the road. That was the decision of the High Court in an unusual case involving the ...

Legal Update: Cameron v Hussain & Liverpool Victoria Insurance

A motorist had been injured in a hit-and-run collision. The driver of the car at fault was never identified, but its registered keeper was. An insurance policy covered one named individual not the...

Legal Update: McBride v UKI and Clayton v EUI in the Court of Appeal

The much anticipated full judgment from the Court of Appeal in the conjoined appeals of McBride V UK Insurance and Clayton V EUI Ltd is now available for those involved in the credit hire...

J&P Credit Solutions becomes a member of the Credit Services Association

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J&P Credit Solutions is pleased to announce its new appointment as an Affiliate Member of the Credit Services Association (CSA). The CSA is the UK's only national trade body for the debt...

Is there a time limit on recovering payment from a customer?

Notes and Coins

As debt recovery specialists we’re often asked questions about the rules surrounding debt collection, and recently we were asked if money owing to someone from a long while ago can...

New Standard Financial Statement to streamline debt and creditor processes

New Standard Financial Statement

On 1st March 2017 the first Standard Financial Statements (SFS) will go live. This is a new initiative that aims to provide a single, universal format to indicate an individual’s income and...

Duty to report legislation to combat late payment in the UK

UK Late Payment Legislation

Large companies will be required to disclose their payment practices in relation to certain contracts on a web-based service, twice a year, and they will have to do so soon.

Recovering Money from Customers Based Overseas


International Debt Collection

One of many challenges and considerations when trading overseas is how to deal with a customer who won’t pay. Recovering money you’re owed from a client based in the UK brings its own...

Top Tips for Dealing With Customers Who Won't Pay


Payment Due Calendar

Despite recent changes to payment legislation, late payments are still commonplace in UK business culture, with SMEs in particular bearing the brunt of the issue. According to Bacs‌, SMEs are...

J&P Credit Solutions strengthens its international collections

International

Debt recovery specialist J&P Credit Solutions has partnered with the TCM Group, a global network of debt collection providers, to enhance its international recovery services. J&P Credit Solutions...