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    Default Payment not received.

    After finishing a contract, I have not received my payment from the agency through whom I had the contract with.

    What routes are available to me to chase the payment as a debt both as a contractor and the director of my Ltd company.

    Thank you.

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    Speak to the agency and ask why you haven't been paid yet.
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    Start with phone calls. If that doesn't get you anywhere, tell them a date when you'll turn up at their office expecting a cheque, and then do go, and stay until you get paid or they call the cops. That's the furthest I've ever had to go.

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    As TheFaQQer said, ask them why it hasn't been paid. If you are opted in to the agency regulations and they say they haven't been paid by the client tell them you are legally obliged to payment anyway.

    If they just drag their heels, send them a letter by recorded delivery demand a reasonable amount of days before payment or you'll take them to the small claims court. And maybe turn up at their office, as thunderlizard says. Unless you punch someone the police won't get involved as it's a civil and not a criminal matter.

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    How long was the contract ? did they pay you anything at all ?




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    I saw someone suggesting in another thread, relating to similar matters, about getting a winding up order issued.

    Not sure if it's the right approach, just something I stored in the ram pack incase I ever get any more aggro off a non-paying agency, particularly after a contract where you don't care about any ongoing 'relationship'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAH View Post
    I saw someone suggesting in another thread, relating to similar matters, about getting a winding up order issued.

    Not sure if it's the right approach, just something I stored in the ram pack incase I ever get any more aggro off a non-paying agency, particularly after a contract where you don't care about any ongoing 'relationship'.
    You have to go through certain steps to get the money first - like taking them to court for it, winning the case, and then them not paying against the judgment. After that, you can go back to court and get a winding up order.

    First call is to speak to the agency and find out why they haven't paid, though. Might also be worth doing a credit check to see how that looks, just in case.
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    According to the agency they are waiting to be paid by the client.

    Going ahead now with a letter say pay by or else.

    Do I need to chase the agent only for the payment or can I chase the client too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkquito View Post
    According to the agency they are waiting to be paid by the client.

    Going ahead now with a letter say pay by or else.

    Do I need to chase the agent only for the payment or can I chase the client too?
    Your contract is with the agency. They are the only people you can chase (although the law of tort suggests that you might be able to chase the client, if my law101 course is to be remembered correctly )

    Did you opt out of the agency regulations, in writing, before you were introduced to the client? If not, then this is a moot point, and the agency has to pay you regardless of whether they have received payment or not.
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    Not heard a dicky bird since my demand of payment letter was sent and the deadline is nearly up.

    Should I know go to small claims court and/or issue a ccj?

    If so does anyone know how I should initiate these routes of action?

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