Dissolved Entity

Steve sands

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Feb 3, 2020
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Hi

a client entity with a 2018 debt has since been dissolved on Companies House, but has started business again in a slightly different name and company registration number.

Its more or less the same staff/people but with new owners. Can I still chase the old invoice, which they claim not to be valid anymore , as its billed to a different entity that legally doesn't exist anymore.

thank you!
 

admin

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May 13, 2019
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Hi Steve, as this new company has a different company registration then it is a completely new legal entity and therefore you cannot seek the payment of the old invoice.

We see this activity a lot. Unfortunately, this cannot be recovered through debt recovery or the courts. If you had a signed personal guarantee then you could seek to recover this from the previous signatory. Other than that you have unfortunately lost your money.