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This is a handy thread for me to link to from the other forums too. We see this a lot, and many just give up which is a real shame.
 
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Marti

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Whatever I learn I'll post here, with pictures for the plumbers ;)
Seriously, It's isn't just the money that is effectively stolen; it means a decent, honest plumber, sparks, plasterer et-cetra is disadvantaged like it's not hard enough to make a living.
 

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Whatever I learn I'll post here, with pictures for the plumbers ;)
Seriously, It's isn't just the money that is effectively stolen; it means a decent, honest plumber, sparks, plasterer et-cetra is disadvantaged like it's not hard enough to make a living.
Shame I can’t award three different emojis @Marti...the plumber comment killed me :tearsofjoy: .....I completely agree with and like ya post good luck mate
 
Unravelling the layers of limited company and who's a director will probably cost more
It doesn't have to cost anything if you do some basic research yourself.
Go to Companies House service - https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/, input either a company name or the name of anyone that might be a director

You will get a list of similar names so might need to dig around to find the right one, but look for things like the registered office (on the overview tab), or directors names (on the people tab).

On the Filing tab, look for confirmation statement/annual returns - the latest one that says "confirmation statement with updates" will tell you who owns or controls the company.

If the Confirmation statement says that the company is controlled by another company, repeat the search for the controlling company, repeat until you find a real person's name.

On the Accounts tab, the latest financial statements will also confirm the directors and may have worthwhile financial information (though this is increasingly rare these days due to the thresholds being quite high).

Also look out for big debts against the company on the Charges tab.
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Marti

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Tuesday is the next deadline. Heard nothing yet so I'll prepare to do battle in-front of the officials and see what happens. Printed a tree-and-a-half in support of my argument but this is new to me and, probably, familiar to my opposition. Father Christmas won't think he's been a good boy!
 

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Tuesday is the next deadline. Heard nothing yet so I'll prepare to do battle in-front of the officials and see what happens. Printed a tree-and-a-half in support of my argument but this is new to me and, probably, familiar to my opposition. Father Christmas won't think he's been a good boy!
Good luck @Marti keep us posted!😁
 

Marti

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A classic - thanks Pete :)
As expected, my claim has been challenged. Won't say too much in open forum but I am up against a practised debtor / bankrupt so taking nothing for granted and seeking advice on how to present myself / my case. Solicitor is an expensive option. I will bullet point everything learnt for others to use ....once I've done me learnin' (ouch)
 

Marti

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This has not been resolved and I expect to face the debtor in court in later this year. Even so, this is where I've changed the way I work. Just a couple of pointers that might help others.
1) Start every single interaction with a client on the basis that you might end up in dispute. No texts, use email, WhatsApp or even a paper and pen (camera-copied)
2) Confirm any changes using the above.
3) Very few of us like conversations about money. Practise it and get the "how much and when" communication up front.
4) Photographs before and after will help your memory and add weight to your case in the event of a dispute. This has saved me from progressing to dispute more-than-once.

I'm confident I'm presenting a good, honest and well-recorded case for payment and compensation. I am also adopting the approach of "even if I lose I'll be wiser next time" so will certainly progress this to court.
 
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