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    • nerak99
    • By nerak99 31st Jul 18, 2:08 PM
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    Small claim where to serve papers
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    • 31st Jul 18, 2:08 PM
    Small claim where to serve papers 31st Jul 18 at 2:08 PM
    I did some work for a company and they owe me 5,500. I have contracts for the work done and also a number messages from the firm saying I was about to be paid. I have been paid some money by the firm previously but I have heard from other people (after I accepted work!) that he is an awful payer.

    The firm has a fancy London address which is purely an accommodation address. It is a one man company and he works from home. I know his home address.

    Should I serve papers to his home address in Cambridge or to London. Cambridge is a lot more convenient for me (and presumably) for him.

    Also, he has a fancy house and car although he might claim he has no assetts.
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    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 31st Jul 18, 6:36 PM
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    under company law a company must have a registered office address. You are partly right in regarding the London address as an accommodation one, but that is almost certainly exactly what it is , the company's registered office address art which it may be contacted for legal purposes.

    a court would expect you to have served on the registered office. In practice of course you would serve on both, but neither will mean you are going to win your case.
    • nerak99
    • By nerak99 1st Aug 18, 3:35 PM
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    Thanks for the reply.

    So far as the London address being an accommodation address. It is marketed as such by the firm that actually owns the building and I have looked it up at Companies House as the business address.

    I think posting to both would be a good idea and funnily enough I did realise that just getting the address right was not going to be sufficient to win my case.
    Last edited by nerak99; 01-08-2018 at 3:35 PM. Reason: spelling
    • Aquamania
    • By Aquamania 1st Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    Thanks for the reply.

    So far as the London address being an accommodation address. It is marketed as such by the firm that actually owns the building and I have looked it up at Companies House as the business address.

    I think posting to both would be a good idea and funnily enough I did realise that just getting the address right was not going to be sufficient to win my case.
    Originally posted by nerak99
    You send your claim to the court.
    The court then serves them on the defendant.
    I think you can only provide one address (per defendant) for service.
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 2nd Aug 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 8:06 AM
    You send your claim to the court.
    The court then serves them on the defendant.
    I think you can only provide one address (per defendant) for service.
    Originally posted by Aquamania
    a letter before action still has to be sent by the OP before starting the claim through the court
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 2nd Aug 18, 3:10 PM
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    OP send it to the address where YOU know was the last place the company operated from.


    As it's an individual vs a commercial entity, your local court will automatically be used, should he contest the claim.
    • Aquamania
    • By Aquamania 8th Aug 18, 7:30 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:30 AM
    a letter before action still has to be sent by the OP before starting the claim through the court
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    I would suggest the OP sends any LBA to the same service address they propose to provide to the court
    (but agree additional copies could be sent to other addresses if the OP is so inclined)
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