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  • UAE Debt enforceable in UK?

    Hi there dear LB's!

    Hope all are well.

    Right, let's get down to it:

    After approx 6 years, job-loss - recently had to return to the UK form the UAE, and defaulted on payments, thus left behind a debt of around £20k.

    I have since received a couple of emails from a DCA claiming that they are managing the bank's portfolio of defaulted accounts and request I make contact to arrange a repayment through the DCA.

    Now, am I right to assume (we all know what that stands for!) the following:
    • DCA's have no legal powers (this I do know)
    • The debt is unenforceable in the UK - unless the debt has been 'acquired/purchased' by the DCA (as far as I know UAE banks do not sell their debts to foreign entities)
    • These UAE foreign 'debtors' lists are presented to the DCA's debtors' country of origin, as a 'Percentage Recovery Fee'

    To get the ball rolling peeps - Are the UAE debts enforceable here in the UK, if so, how?


    Love to hear your thoughts!

    Synergy




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    There's a few threads on LB that talk about this including - http://legalbeagles.info/forums/foru...ed-in-uk-court (links to some other threads on post #4 of that one)

    hopefully someone will be able to come along and advise soon ( Amethyst ?? ) xx
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kati View Post
      There's a few threads on LB that talk about this including - http://legalbeagles.info/forums/foru...ed-in-uk-court (links to some other threads on post #4 of that one)

      hopefully someone will be able to come along and advise soon ( Amethyst ?? ) xx
      Thank you for the response, KATI x

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Synergy View Post

        Thank you for the response, KATI x
        I have had a look at the threads - nothing conclusive, unfortunately.

        Thanks all the same though!

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        • #5
          Anyone else know anything? Idrww- have made contact

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          • #6
            been reported on other sites ignore - unless you get an actual court claim?? a lot of thunder bust it seems

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            • #7
              Are there any updates on this thread. Just received a letter yesterday from IDRWW who have links to CWD. Will they go all the way to CCJ or even bankruptcy? If they do go ahead I don't really care about either. I'm drowning in UK debt anyway so this will just send me over the edge.

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              • #8
                Any further news? Where are you now?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Montyputron View Post
                  Any further news? Where are you now?
                  old thread start your own for any answers or suggestions

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                  • #10
                    Hi i left the uae 8 years ago. I thought i had closed all accounts. I recieved a letter today to my uk address(dont know how they recieved it) from LCS advising me they were contacting me on behalf of their client adcb bank to recover £16363.00 in full!! What do i do? What can they do?! They said they will perform a uk assets management investigation. And they want me to contact them to reach a realistic affordable solution.

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                    • #11
                      sit on your hands - await somebody to pop in here

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                      • #12
                        Limitations are 15 years in UAE and they can enforce UAE up to 15 years via an arrangement with the UK.

                        Sadly previous recipients of these letters from various DCAs and solicitors don't tend to come back and let others know what happened in their case, so it's tough to know what happens beyond receiving these letters. Personally I think ignore unless there's a court order already (eg a judgment in the UAE they can apply to enforce here) or a formal letter of action pending bringing court proceedings.
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