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David Howard United Kingdom Local time: 05:43 Member (2008) French to English + ...
Oct 21, 2010
I need to chase some long-overdue money owed to me, which is just above the Small Claims threshold of €2000.
What is the main difference between applying for a European Order for Payment and going through small claims (I would have to reduce the amount I'm claiming with the later ). Does the EOP mean they have to pay up, or is it just legal proof that they owe you?
Many thanks David
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Uncontested versus contested claims seem to be the key
Oct 25, 2010
Don't we all hate chasing money!
As I understand it, you should use the European Order for Payment if the claim is uncontested. I think that means a situation where your client has accepted your invoice but never gets around to actually paying it.
The European Small Claims Procedure should be used if a claim is contested. I believe that means that you should use it if your client denies that he/she owes you anything, or does not agree on the amount. This might happen if a client is unhappy with the quality of a translation.
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