Our Debt Recovery solicitors specialise and assist clients in the UK and abroad with fast and effective debt recovery services. With a wide range of experience the team works to provide cost effective solutions in recovering debts to maximise cash flow for their client’s businesses.
Head of Department Louise Boyle is recognised in Legal 500 and is cited as being ‘very knowledgeable and helpful’.
Commercial Debt Recovery
Our clients include PLCs through to small businesses looking to recover outstanding invoices. The Debt Recovery team services include:
- Letters before action
- Telephone debt recovery
- County Court claims
- County and High Court enforcement
- Tracing debtors
We provide tailored services to enable clients to pursue disputed debts where it may otherwise not be commercially viable to do so. With the latest case management technology we can pursue thousands of cases ensuring our clients still receive efficient and effective solutions. We have extensive experience in pre-action negotiations and our clients often find that a dispute is quickly resolved and payment received once we are instructed, where it had not been previously possible to recover payment.
We take a pragmatic approach to litigation working with you to achieve the best possible outcome and protecting your interest. Whatever the dispute we can assist. We guarantee that your case will be opened and a letter before action will be sent to the debtor the same day the case is referred to us if we receive the instruction before 4pm.
Judgments and enforcement
Where a debtor is not forthcoming with payment, even after you have obtained a Judgment against them, we can advise and assist you with taking action to enforce the Judgment to recover the debt owed to you.
Parking enforcement for NHS Trusts
We specialise in the niche area of car park enforcement and have extensive experience in the recovery of bulk notices.
We have acted in this area for over 10 years and have a proven track record of recovering volume debts of this nature. We act on behalf of 7 NHS Trusts. We will assist from the point the notice is issued, obtaining keeper details, processing payments and dealing with appeals.
We have invested in a dedicated secure electronic link between ourselves and the DVLA resulting in us being able to request the vehicle’s keeper details and receive results within 24 hours.
Please note that this facility is used in strict accordance with data protection regulations and is only used for the valid purpose of tracking down a person who has committed a breach or appears to have committed a breach.
Following receipt of the keeper details we will send a letter before action and, if necessary, take County Court proceedings to recover the sums due to our client.
We understand that action of this nature is necessary to impose the orderly running of car parks generally. We can advise on all matters from the format of the notices and content of signage, to the legal arguments surrounding disputes and your chances of recovery accordingly.
Our services will be tailored to your needs depending on your requirements and experience.
Recovery of overpayment of salaries
The recovery of an overpayment of salary made to a current or ex-employee can often be an area which employers find difficult to deal with. Mistakes can happen when processing wages particularly when calculating the amount an employee is due when they are leaving your business and especially in light of the various elements which can make up an employee’s overall pay. In the event that an overpayment is made to an employee in most cases there is no reason why you should not recover this money from them.
Our Debt Recovery and Employment teams specialise in advising and taking steps to recover monies paid to employees or ex-employees by mistake. We can assist you in all aspects of recovering overpayments made to employees and ex-employees from advising you on your legal position to litigation. Our Debt Recovery team has extensive experience in dealing with such matters in high volumes for large corporate clients as well as charities.
There are potential employment law implications when seeking to recover money from an employee so it is important to be sure of your options before seeking to recover overpayments. Approaching the situation in the wrong way at the outset can affect your ability to recover an overpayment and potentially breach a current employee’s contract of employment. Any such breach could lead to a claim of constructive unfair and wrongful dismissal. Therefore we would always suggest that you seek advice to be sure of your position before taking any steps.
The legal process for recovering debts can be daunting therefore we offer free training sessions to our clients on debt recovery processes to help your understanding of the process.
We can tailor training sessions to suit your business needs and address any particular debt recovery concerns or areas of the legal process which you would like to have a better understanding of.
We can also offer combined sessions with other areas of law which have a day to day impact on your business such as defending claims, health and safety or regulatory law.
Please call us to discuss your training needs to see how we can help you.