Monday, August 5, 2013
Lawyer's Letter to Merchant Soul
In a previous post, I copied an open letter to Stephen Halpin of Merchant Soul about him owing our company over £26,000 of unpaid invoices.
Below is a letter sent to Stephen Halpin by our corporate lawyers:
We act for Ideal Interface.
We are instructed to recover from you the above mentioned sum which is comprised by several invoices dating from as long ago as October 2012, full details of which have already been provided to you by our client. There is no dispute concerning the invoices – you have simply failed to honour your payment obligations.
The matter is obviously of great concern to our client since there is every indication that you have been continuing to incur liabilities without any obvious means of being able to meet them. This conduct is indicative of wrongful and/or fraudulent trading, the penalty for which includes being compelled to repay money owed out of your own pocket and being disbarred from acting as a director ever again.
The context of this is to make it plain to you that the sum outstanding is sufficiently high that if it transpires that you have wrongfully or fraudulently traded, our client is prepared to take all such steps as are necessary to prosecute such a matter to a conclusion through the courts and the DTI.
In the circumstances we urge you to give this matter your most urgent attention. Accordingly unless we have your payment in full, or acceptable terms of payment, by 4pm on Thursday 15 August 2013, our client will take all such steps as are necessary to effect recovery whether through proceedings or insolvency process. We hope that this is not necessary and that common sense can prevail.