Anyone used Small Claims court to get an invoice paid?(3 Posts)
whatdoesittake48 Tue 01-Dec-15 11:40:29
Celeriacacaca Sun 06-Dec-15 21:11:32
TalkinPeace Mon 07-Dec-15 20:48:03
My lovely clients is now 8 weeks overdue for a £190 invoice. This is the first piece of work I have done for him that wasn't paid in advance - more fool me!
At first he was responsive to my emails and kept saying it would be a few more days...
Now I get no response and I have warned him that my next step is the Small Claims system.
I really don't want to let this go as £190 is two full days of work for me.
But...the client is based in Poland - but the company the work was for is registered in the UK - it has a showroom and a website that confirms this. He is not registered as a director for the company.
Essentially he is my contact, but the work was designed to be used on the company website - but they have not used it yet (I think because I warned them it wasn't covered by copyright until paid for).
Can I go after the company? I don't think he has a Uk address although he spends a lot of time here from what I can tell.
Also what are my steps? How easy is it and what are the risks?
Many thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
Before going the small claims court route you can get solicitor's letters done via online sites for a matter of a couple of pounds. DH has used this with great success to get invoices settled (ranging from £300 to £4,500). Have a look at thomashiggins.com It costs around £2 to join but is well worth it.
I have a tame solicitor who sends really scary letters for a nominal fee
I've never had to take it further