New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims will come into force on 1st October 2017. It will apply to any business wishing to pursue a debt from an individual (including sole traders).  It will not affect other business to business debt claims, for example if the debtors are a company or other corporation.   Pursuant (...)

Limitation on enforcing Judgment Debts

We occasionally receive enquiries with regard to unrecovered County Court Judgments which have been obtained more than 6 years ago. The Limitation Act 1980 states that enforcement action cannot be commenced in respect of a Judgment Order after 6 years from the date upon which the Judgment became enforceable.  Enforcement action is the process required (...)

Solicitors’ letters makes debtors pay up

According to a recent survey of 30,000 businesses, using a solicitor when chasing unpaid invoices is still the best way to ensure swift payment. According to fintech company Ormsby Street who surveyed 30,000 businesses, two thirds of letters before action sent by solicitors will result in invoices being paid within seven days. If no such (...)

Know who you are!

If you are seeking payment from a debtor, not only is it important that you correctly identify the debtor (the entity that you need to pursue and potentially take legal action against), but also correctly identify yourself! For example, there have been instances whereby we have acted for a company who is part of a (...)

Court Hearing fees – important changes!

When pursuing a claim before the Courts in England and Wales, a Claimant will be required to pay a Court hearing fee shortly before the final Trial hearing (the fee is on a sliding scale and can be up to £1,090). Prior to 6 March 2017, if a claim settles this hearing fee can be (...)

Keith Jones Partnership wins Collections and Customer Service Award!

We were delighted to have been short listed as finalists in 2 categories, “Best Customer Service” and “Best Legal/Judicial Services Provider” in the Collections and Customer Service Awards 2016.  The Collections and Customer Service Awards hosted by Credit Strategy is to recognise the outstanding achievements of those within the credit and collections industry.  To be (...)

KJP are finalists in the Collections and Customer Service Awards 2016!

We are extremely delighted to have been short listed in two categories “Best Customer Service” and “Best Legal /Judicial Services Provider”. It is wonderful that our team have received this recognition for their hard work. The Collections and Customer Service Awards returns for its tenth year on 24 November 2016 to recognise the outstanding achievements (...)

The Keith Jones Partnership are in Legal 500 once again!

The Legal 500 is a definitive guide, published annually, listing the top law firms and lawyers across the UK and we are very pleased to announce that we are included in the 2016 edition. Inclusion is limited to the very top law firms who come most highly recommended and so we are delighted to be (...)

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