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How to deal with disputed invoices

Dealing with disputed invoices can be challenging, especially if your customer is squabbling simply to avoid payment. The most important thing is to take time to understand what the dispute is. Then, isolate and seek to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you believe the dispute is bogus, explain your reasons and press…

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123 Pay: Business document review

Insolvency and Law’s latest offering, 123 Pay, is a credit management service that reviews your trading documents to help your company get paid quicker. Let I&L review and evaluate your trading documents. Send us your written estimates/quotations; sales contracts/orders; delivery notes; invoices and reminders to ensure they’re robust and fit for purpose. This element of…

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Tips for collecting long-standing debts

Earlier this year, I&L received a phone call from a distressed subcontractor (subbie). They claimed that for months, West Midlands construction firm the Shaylor Group had been ignoring their requests for payment of an overdue invoice. After a brief consultation, they instructed us to recover the debt on their behalf. Although we were made to…

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New reforms are great, but who protects unsecured creditors?

Unsecured creditors

In a controversial speech to the  Insolvency Practitioner’s Association  earlier this year, Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Jackson (best-known for his 2010 report into civil litigation costs) made several recommendations, which Justice Secretary Michael Gove has already begun to implement. As a result, from 1 April 2016, unsuccessful defendants will no longer be held…

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