I live in the Scotland. Leaving out the details, I (allegedly) owe some money to a French company under a contract in French law. If I did not pay this money and was taken to court in France and lost, what would happen?
For example, would it be put on my credit record like a county court judgement (CCJ)?
Would the court in France be automatically able to enforce a debt collection against me through the Scottish courts?
Or is there very little they can do as it is a commercial matter and I don't live in France?
To explain why I am asking. I could just pay up and forget about it. That would feel wrong to me, and I think I am in the right to not pay or to pay substantially less. If I take a stand I need to weigh that up against the consequences in terms of time, stress, extra cost and damage to my reputation that may potentially come my way, and decide if it is worth it. The amount in dispute is 850 euros.