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Commercial Debt Claim (Defendant)

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If your business finds itself being pursued for an unpaid commercial debt and direct contact has failed to resolve the issue, seeking the help of a legal service provider should be your next step. Here is some basic guidance to inform your choice of legal expert.

What is a commercial debt claim?

A commercial debt claim can be made against you if you have not paid a goods or service provider within 30 days of the completion of your business or the receipt of an invoice. The claimant will pursue you for any money owed in a small claims court.

Can I refute a commercial debt claim?

It is possible to refute a commercial debt claim, although such a course of action should only be undertaken after consulting a legal expert. You will be asked to provide evidence to support the argument that you do not owe money to the claimant.

How can I choose the best legal expert?

It is worth considering a number of factors when choosing a legal expert to assist with your commercial debt claim. You may wish to consider the location, reputation and cost of a firm before making your decision.


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What pricing structures can I expect?

A commercial debt claim may involve a brief period of mediation or a protracted court case. On that basis, it is common practice for a legal service provider to charge clients on an hourly rate basis.

What is the procedure if the court finds against me?

If the court finds against you in a commercial debt claim then there are further options available to you. A ruling will be sent out on paper and after that has been received you can launch an appeal with the aid of the Citizen's Advice Bureau and your legal expert.

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