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The Role of the Financial Ombudsman Service in Debt Recovery

A matter that seems somewhat pervasive between most indivisuals is debt. Whether it is paying off student loans, monthly repayments on a mortgage or the generic...

Alpha Insurance A/S - The loss of another motor insurer

Following the demise of Enterprise Insurance plc in Octor 2016, we find ourselves in a similar position. On the 8th May 2018 it was announced that Alpha Insurance has been declared...

Another year, another 10k London Legal Walk for Judge & Priestley

Team Judge & Priestley were excited to participate in the annual 10km London Legal Walk on the 21st May 2018. This charity event features a sponsored walk in and around London...

Notable developments for the J&P Credit Solutions legal team

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The month of May sees two significant developments for the legal team at J&P Credit Solutions. The first is the well-deserved promotion of long standing team member Uday Patel from...

Judge & Priestley Appoints 3 New Partners

 

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As of May 2018, Judge & Priestley Solicitors have annouced the promotion of Associates Brian Tan, Uday Patel and Louise Hyland to Partners. Speaking about the promotions...

Q&A with Litigation Solicitor Uday Patel

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Uday Patel joined Judge & Priestley in 2010 and qualified in 2013. Since then, Uday has been working as Litigation Solicitor and has considerable experience and knowledge of dealing with...

Government takes steps to crack down on late payments

 

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Ahead of the Government's Spring Statement, Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses Mike Cherry revealed, "our late payment crisis causes the closure of an estimated 50,000...

J&P Credit Solutions continue to build their bulk pre-legal collections capability

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J&P solicitors recent announcement of Financial Conduct Authority authorisation, in addition to its traditional authorisation and regulation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, is a further...

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

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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

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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 ...