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Ronan, Solicitor
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Satisfied Customers: 2245
Experience:  B. Corp Law, Ll.B. Dip Comm Prop. In general practice for more then 6 years
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I started a limited company in March of this year and we

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I started a limited company in March of this year and we went and got 3 business bill pay phones from Three. After some time we had stopped paying the bill due to company inactivity and now the bill stands at 572.34. I received a letter 2 weeks ago from a debt collector addressed to me personally to say that if payment was not made within 7 days they would get their solicitor to issue proceedings.
Now today I have received a letter from their solicitor to say that they have drafted their claim and that if payment is not received within 7 days they will lodge the claim with the district court. It says that I personally am the first respondent even though I did not sign as guarantor on behalf of the company.
There is no mention of our company name in either correspondence.
Am I personally legally liable for this debt?
Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

How long after taking the contracts out did you stop making payments? Also, had you advised the service provider that you wished to cease making payment?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Can I also just check, are you in the UK?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ben, thanks for the reply, we are in the Republic of Ireland, we stopped making payments after the second payment/month.Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We have not informed them that we wished to stop making payments, nor have we responded in any way
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hi Shane. Thank you for letting me know. As I am UK based lawyer, I will need to opt out so that another expert can assist you. Many thanks