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British Law >> Citizen Area >> Debt

Debt

If you are in debt and want help dealing with it, the links below may be of help. You will notice that there are many agencies on the Web who offer to counsel and help. The majority of these are companies whose profit comes from transfer and consolidation of debts and who are paid by the loan companies. They are not all impartial.

Citizen Advice Bureau provide a wide range of advice on all aspects of debt management.

National Debtline provides free and confidential advice. They are supported by the Money Advice Trust, a registered charity.

DirectGov citizen advice site lets you search on terms such as 'debt' with useful results.

If you feel you are approaching a situation where legal action may be taken against you you can always take advice from a solicitor who can provide an initial free consultation (check).
Find A Solicitor via the Law Society facility where you can specify the area of law you want to address - including civil and commercial litigation, and debt and money a dvice.
 

If you are owed a debt, or want to understand more about debt collection, the links below may be of use.

Money Claim Online is operated by the Court Service and allows you to issue a claim online if it is less than 100,000 pounds (one hundred thousand). There is a fixed fee for the service. They provide plenty of supporting information and links to other sites on debt collection.

SLC is the Sheriffs Lodgement Centre, which will support recovery of debts after court judgements (including foreign judgements), or prior to passing up to higher courts.

There are many debt recovery agencies online, and the majority will work for a fee to recover debt. However, if you do not yet have a court judgement in your favour, you should first seek the advice of a solicitor.
Find A Solicitor via the Law Society facility where you can specify the area of law you want to address - including civil and commercial litigation, and debt and money a dvice.