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Any collection agencies operating in the UK
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norword  Identity Verified
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May 9, 2006

I am in need of a good collection agency to go after a UK client who steadfastly refuses to pay me (almost a year since billing).

Anyone can help?

Nor-Word


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Wenke Geddert  Identity Verified
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Local time: 02:13
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Money Claim Online May 9, 2006

Try this one, which is a government website (haven't used it myself yet but heard good comments:

https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/csmco2/index.jsp

HTH


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Sherey Gould  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:13
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Jack Russell Collections & Investigations Agency May 9, 2006

One I am currently using (first and only time in 9 years of translating... GRRR!) is the Jack Russell Collections & Investigations Agency (http://www.debtcollect.co.uk/).
I first contacted them back in February.
If they had been able to collect from my former client without having to go to court, they would have taken 20% of the amount collected. But completely on spec, I have not yet paid anything. (And I could just forget about it right now if I wanted to and not be out anything, other than the original invoices of course, but will probably see it all the way through to the court, seeing that it's close to $1500 and all court fees reimbursed to me by client after the judgment).
I dealt with these Jack Russell people via email and also on the telephone. They seem very knowledgeable and helpful and apparently operate all throughout the UK.
Hope this helps,
Sherey


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norword  Identity Verified
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Collection agency May 9, 2006

Sherey:
Thanks for a very helpful suggestion. I will contact them today. I, too, will pursue this to a successful conclusion. These people should not be allowed to steal our hard work. I see you live in the States (I am in Canada), so fighting it in court will be a hassle, but you will win, I am sure. Anyway, I wish you every success.

John C
Norword


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Jesús Marín Mateos  Identity Verified
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Money Claim On-line May 10, 2006

I have used it and it does work.
The agency that owed me money paid immediately. However you need to have an address in the UK.
If you want to pursue this path contact me if you want to use my address for correspondence.
Kind regards,
Jesús


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