Be Alert We have been defending a debt claim on behalf of a client. The supplier has been putting extreme pressure for payment of invoices, but despite numerous requests, the supplier has been unable or unwilling to provide a schedule of invoices to allow our client to reconcile its own account. The supplier’s failure to provide such information raises serious concerns as to the validity of such a claim. Despite numerous threats of a claim from the supplier, one has not yet been issued and in any event, the supplier’s failure to engage in full and frank pre-action correspondence setting out its claim is likely to be frowned upon by the Court. The lesson is therefore always to provide an accurate statement of account of any invoices which are outstanding if you wish to avoid challenges to your invoices, late payment and the risks of adverse costs orders against you.