Business Debt Recovery

How to serve a statutory demand Key points It is important for the creditor to have proof that the statutory demand was properly served on the debtor if it intends to rely on non-payment of the demand as evidence of the debtor’s insolvency when it presents a...

Health and Safety Abroad

A recent Appeal Court decision has highlighted the issue of safety for travellers Moira Japp and Virgin Holidays Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1371.  Mrs Japp was on holiday in Barbados when the sliding glass doors to her hotel room balcony shattered causing her serious...

Commercial Debt Collection Solicitors

Effect of a mistake in the statutory demand It is advisable to avoid mistakes in statutory demands as they cause delay and costs. In the context of personal insolvency, the court has the power to set aside a statutory demand if the debtor can show that it was...

Commercial Debt Recovery Information

Next steps after a statutory demand is served Time limits for presenting a petition Within three weeks As a general rule, a petition must not be presented until three weeks has elapsed after the statutory demand was served (Re Catholic Publishing & Bookselling Co...