Anguilla Debt Collection
Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide.
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from the UK are as follows:
The local International Debt collection Partners know:
- The local cultures
- The languages
- The laws
- Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our debt collection service Anguilla
– Location of office in Anguilla
WEBSTER LP is located in The Valley, Anguilla. Our physical address is Victoria House, The Valley, Anguilla, AI2640
– Number of staff
There are 10 members of staff operating out of our Anguilla office. Additionally, there are 2 offshore lawyers operating from France and Ireland and one team member in our Nevis office which services both St Kitts and Nevis. Our lawyers also regularly attend in the Nevis office.
– How long been operating in Anguilla
Pam Webster began practicing as a lawyer in 1986 as Crown Counsel for the Anguilla Government. Following a two (2) year tour of office in the Attorney General’s chambers, she established the firm that subsequently became Webster Dyrud Mitchell. From January 2013, Pam Webster became sole principal and the firm changed its name to WEBSTER, and thereafter WEBSTER LP in April 2014.
– What type of debts do you recover?
We handle all types of debts including commercial debt collection (B2B) and consumer debt collection (B2C)
– Statute of limitation in Anguilla
The limitation of actions of contract, tort and certain other actions is six (6) years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.
The limitation of actions to recover money secured by a mortgage or other charge on property, or to recover the proceeds of the sale of land, is twelve (12) years from the date when the right to receive the money accrued.
– How EU laws effect debt collection in Anguilla?
EU laws do not affect debt collection in Anguilla.
– How many company registries in Anguilla for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
Anguilla has one (1) company registry known as the Anguilla Commercial Registry. Companies are incorporated and maintained through Anguilla’s Commercial Online Registration Network (ACORN).
– What is the debt collection process in Anguilla?
There is no one specific procedure. In the case of debts accruing under the terms of a contract the course taken will be dictated by the terms of the contract, if any. Otherwise, the customary process followed in the usual course of events is: a first demand is made giving the debtor say 14 / 21 days within which to settle the debt or enter into arrangements to settle.
If there is no progress, a further demand is made giving say 7 days to settle, failing which steps will be initiated without further reference to the debtor. These steps are evidence to the court that a reasonable effort to recover was made prior to the filing of a claim.
If local parties are involved there is a 10% collection fee added to the outstanding amount.
If the creditor is an international person/entity then the collection fee added to the outstanding amount is 20% of the debt or a negotiated amount (not less than 10%).
– Average length of time to collect?
This will depend upon the circumstances of each case.
If the creditor takes the decision to file a claim: A claim form and Statement of Claim (or Affidavit in Support of Claim) is filed.
If there is no defence to the action and funds are available to settle, a claim can be satisfied within weeks/months.
If however, a defence is filed, there are various applications filed, and the matter goes to trial a resolution could take years.
– Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?
Yes; late payment fees and interest can be added if included in the terms of a contract. Otherwise, statutory interest may be recovered at the rate of 5% per annum from the date of the entry of judgment.
– Any brief details on legal service / legal process in Anguilla
Initial documents (such as a claim form and statement of claim) are required to be served on an individual in person by delivering to or leaving the document(s) with the individual. Where a defendant is an entity then the document can be served in the following manner:
Service on a limited company:
- By leaving the originating documents at the company’s registered office;
- By sending the originating documents by telex, facsimile, prepaid post or cable addressed to the company’s registered office;
- By serving the originating documents personally on an officer or manager at any place of business of the company that has a real connection with the claim;
- Serving the originating documents personally on any director, officer, receiver, receiver-manager or liquidator of the company;
- Any other manner allowed by any enactment.
Originating documents can also be served on a legal practitioner if the practitioner is authorised to accept such service and has notified the claimant in writing that he/she is so authorised.
Anguilla has a robust dispute resolution system and it is recommended that persons/companies avail themselves of this prior to initiating costly litigation.
There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Anguilla debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK office base only.