Notice of Issue      

 

Upon receipt of the Claim Form submitted by a creditor, the Court issues what is called a Notice of Issue. 

This is served on the defendant with a time frame of 14 days in which to respond to the Court over the claim. 

Instruct us to be your agent by just sending us this simple “Submit Debt Collection Litigation-Notice of Issue Form”. 

Along with the Notice of Issue, the Court sends out a Response Pack to the defendant. The Response Pack consists of three forms for the defendant, which are :

 

Acknowledgment of Service: The Defendant has the option to acknowledge that the claim form has been served on them but request a further 14 days to compile a defence or counterclaim. This means the defendant has 28 days from the date of the claim form to respond to the Court.

 

Admission – Specified Amount & Unspecified Amount: This form gives the defendant the option to accept that the debt is due and offer an instalment plan, of which the court will possibly make an order that the amount offered be paid, so long as it is as much as the defendant can afford. An Admission also gives the option to declare that they do not believe that the full amount you are claiming is the correct amount and they can put forward an offer of what they believe is the amount to be paid.

 

Defence and Counterclaim – Specified Amount & Unspecified Amount: As the title stipulates, the defendant has the option to put a defence and/or counterclaim forward in respect to the claim issued by the claimant. For example, if the claimant is claiming for unpaid goods, the defendant can fill in the defence and counterclaim stating that they never received the goods. (This would be rubbish, of course,  if you have a signed Delivery Note).
 

Instruct us to be your agent by just sending us this simple “Submit Debt Collection Litigation-Notice of Issue Form”.   


No reply from debtor - Judgement by Default and then Enforcement       

 

If the debtor/defendant chooses to ignore the correspondence,  you will get Judgement by default and we are then able to enforce for you.

Please see our Enforcement section for more details.  

Instruct us to be your agent by just sending us this simple “Submit Debt Collection Litigation-Notice of Issue Form”.