Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Finance/banking/taxation  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26.03.2020, 17:26
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Port-Valais (was SFO)
Posts: 404
Groaned at 5 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 284 Times in 161 Posts
Caryl has an excellent reputationCaryl has an excellent reputationCaryl has an excellent reputationCaryl has an excellent reputation
Re: What options do we have to recover debt from UK Agency?

View Post
I don't believe you issued a winding up order in the high court, writing a bluffing letter is another matter. I issued a 'final demand' with such a threat to an insurance company last year, they ignored it! however have since paid me more than 3 times the amount demanded & are paying more monthly
Once the debt is proved & remains unpaid, then going to the High Court is straight forward & without danger to the petitioner. About 20 years someone did this to the Norwich Union insurance company, they had to plead with the high court not to have their assets frozen, cant find a link.
Some years ago I suffered an injury in a French Holdiay Inn where a wooden chair collapsed, I was thrown against a radiator which also collapsed against my back. I was bedridden for 3 months. Long story with AXA, the hotel's insurer. I filed suit against Holiday Inns/Intercontinental Hotels in Florida and advised that I would also file in England and in France (I had to meet the SOL in Fla, and it was convenient; at the time Intercontinental was registered to do business in Florida). AXA initially paid for private medical expenses in the UK. Then insisted I travel to Paris to be examined by their doctor at their expense. I did so, and they didn't pay the bill either for the injury report by a doctor who happens to be one of the top UK professors, or for the travel to Paris. I went back to Paris and sued them twice in Tribunal de première instance. Obviously they never thought I would go that far; they conceded in both cases. But still ... they didn't pay. I discovered they owned 3% of Legal & General. I wrote that I would domesticate my French judgment in the Royal Courts of Justice in London and then attach their shareholding in L&G. How quickly they paid! They also settled (not enough money, but 1/2 of what I could have had at trial, either in France or in Florida (which unfortunately would look to French law for damages, and since I am retired I can't claim for lost earnings). End of story, but I try not to do business either with Holiday Inns or with AXA.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Caryl for this useful post:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not able to close basement storage room door since we moved in, agency aware-options? dibbles Housing in general 13 11.03.2016 11:22
Debt Collection Agency Issues cken1774 Finance/banking/taxation 3 26.09.2015 11:54
Please recommend a debt collection agency in the US serendipitybb General off-topic 1 17.05.2012 15:06
Debt collection agency in Switzerland? Jasskalsi Finance/banking/taxation 1 09.09.2009 02:41
Debt collection agency? ddejay Finance/banking/taxation 17 27.12.2007 22:42

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0