Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
Do UK county court judgments apply in the channel isles?
UK County court judgments are not enforceable in Alderney however a judgement would be on his credit record for the next six years. This will cause him problems and even if he has half a brain will be something he will do everything to avoid. (i.e. pay you before judgement)
More importantly though, once the county court has made judgement you can have it transferred to the high court for the purposes of enforcement.
Unfortunately for any smug scumbag trying to hide in the Channel Islands, high court judgments are enforceable over there, plus the extra legal costs that are incurred by transferring the matter up get slapped straight onto his debt, no argument. The case does not have to be heard again, it's simply transferred up for enforcement. As you can imagine, high court costs are some what higher than the county court online system.
The transfer to high court delays the process by 1-2 months, but raises the game and makes it more likely you will be paid back your money.
If possible when using this system go for the individual not the limited company.
If you want to go down this route PM me and i will point you towards the online county court claim system, its cheap, easy and effective and you don't require legal representation until it is transferred up.
I am of course not a lawyer and do not replace the common sense approach of taking professional advice.