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David Levy ran up a huge bill with Teacher Stern solicitors on behalf of Retro Computers Ltd and currently owes more than £17,000 to the firm. Mr Levy appears to have changed his stance on having his own name and address on the invoices which were headed "Retro Computers Limited - Shareholders/Directors disputes".

Teacher Stern unpaid bill from 17th October 2016

Follow-up letter on 12th February 2018

Teacher Stern letter to David Levy 12th February 2018 p1

Teacher Stern letter to David Levy 12th February 2018 p2

Follow-up letter on 23rd February 2018

Teacher Stern letter to David Levy 23rd February 2018 p1

Teacher Stern letter to David Levy 23rd February 2018 p2

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solicitors
TEACHER STERN

Mr David Levy
Retro Computers Limited
34 Courthope Road
LONDON
NW3 2LD 

Date 17 October 2016
Our Reference CVT/JY/LEV135/1
Reference Retro Computers Limited - shareholders/directors and other disputes
Bill No: 1945
Tax Point Today 
VAT Registration number GB 919 2808 03 

To Professional Charges Charges Disbursements J VAT Rate VAT Amount To our further professional charges incurred from 10 September to 12 October 2016. To include in particular:-dealing with actions taken in the Central London County Court in relation to the claim against Cornerstone, drafting your witness statement in response to Cooper's account including a review of further documentation, correspondence with Central London County Court, the High Court and Cornerstone/Cooper, various correspondence with Premier, preparing draft directions and Directions Questionnaire for filing at Central London County Court, correspondence with Darren Melbourne and others, dealing with Cornerstone's issue of a Statutory Demand including calls and letters to Field Fisher in Manchester and the County Court in Liverpool, meetings and telephone discussions and advice to you throughout. Time incurred in excess of 115,000 BUT SAY £12,000.00 20% £2,400.00

Internal photocopying charges £21.00 20% £4.20

Disbursements

Counsel's fees (not yet paid) £2,400.00 £480.00

Total £12,021.00
Total Disbursements £2,400.00
TotaI VAT £2,884.20
Total Amount Due £17,305.20 

Payment can be made directly to HSBC Bank plc quoting Bill Number as above Teacher Stern LLP - Sort Code 40-20-69 - Account No: 33002136 - IBAN No. GB32MIDL40206933002136 Or via our website www.teacherstern.com
Teacher Stern LLP 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH
+44 (0)20 7242 3191 177 Chancery Lane www.teacherstern.com
leacner is a iirniteo liability partnefship registered in England No. Ul—JiZbUD It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 482952 A list of members of Teacher Stern is open to inspection at its registered office at 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH Any reference to a partner in relation to Teacher Stern LLP is to a member of Teacher Stern LLP
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solicitors
TEACHER STERN

STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY

David Levy Esq
Garden Flat
34 Courthope Road
London
NW3 2LD

Date 12 February 2018 
Your ref
Our ref J MC/CM/TEA006/82
Email  j.cantor@teacherstern.com
Direct Fax +44 (0) 20 7197 8040

Dear Mr Levy

Our unpaid Bill No. 1945 dated 19 October 2016

By way of introduction, I am the Litigation Partner in Teacher Stern LLP responsible for recovery of its debts.

I understand that you are a client of longstanding and in consequence my involvement has been seen by David Salisbury as a measure of last resort.

I am aware of the extensive discussion that has taken place and agreement for you to pay £17,305.20 having been concluded on 27 November 2017.

Regrettably, almost 3 months on, your liability still remains outstanding in its entirety.

The purpose of this letter is to afford you a final opportunity to settle your liability before the firm is compelled to take action against you.

If you are unable to discharge the entirety of your indebtedness in the sum of £17,305.20 by 22 February 2018 the firm may still be prepared to consider any meaningful proposal you may wish to make for the discharge of your liability by instalments on the basis that your liability must be discharged in full by 30 April 2018, at the very latest.

Given the indulgences that you have already been given I am afraid that if the position is not resolved to the firm's satisfaction by 22 February 2018 then, with regret, it would appear that you have left the firm no alternative but to commence proceedings against you.

I await hearing

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Cantor

 

Teacher Stern LLP 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH
+44 (0)20 7242 3191 177 Chancery Lane www.teacherstern.com
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solicitors
TEACHER STERN

STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY

David Levy Esq
Garden Flat
34 Courthope Road
London
NW3 2LD

Date 23 February 2018
Your ref
Our ref JMC/CM/TEA006/82
Email j.cantor@teacherstern.com
Direct Fax +44 (0) 20 7197 8040

Dear Mr Levy

Our unpaid Bill No. 1945 dated 19 October 2016 £17,305.20

Thank you for your letter of 16 February 2018.

To re-iterate, an agreement was concluded in November 2017 when it was agreed that our invoice dated 19 October 2016 would be paid in full and that Teacher Stern would in return not deliver an account for its unbilled work-in-progress.

Accordingly, my letter was sent to you as the addressee of the aforementioned account, delivered some 16 months ago. It remains outstanding in its entirety.

I have spoken with David Salisbury with whom you and Suzanne Martin had been in extensive contact over a period of many months in relation to payment of the bill. I understand that at no time have you taken issue with the account being addressed to you.

That is perhaps not surprising given that each of the accounts previously delivered by the firm have all been addressed to you at your home address and have each been headed "Retro Computers Limited - Shareholders/Directors Dispute". You have accepted billing in that way and all our accounts addressed to you before 18 October 2016 have been paid either by you directly or by you procuring payment by Retro Computers Limited.

Accordingly, there would appear to be no reason, as before, why you cannot settle the invoice directly or procure settlement by Retro Computers Limited (as you wish).

Although I do not believe it is necessary to do so, but to enable you to demonstrate bona fides, I have arranged for the account to be amended so that it is addressed to the company as well.

There is now no reason for you to further delay payment and I invite you to make arrangements for such payment to be made forthwith in order to avoid further action being taken.

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Cantor

Teacher Stern LLP 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH
+44 (0)20 7242 3191 177 Chancery Lane www.teacherstern.com
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