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Bond Dickinson LLP’s debt recovery practice is headed by Plymouth-based partner Stephen Dilley. The practice handles a range of issues including breach of director’s fiduciary duties, preference claims and claims at an undervalue. In Newcastle, associate Jon Farthing is a costs specialist who advises clients on insurance litigation, commercial disputes and Court of Protection matters. Clients include British Gas, Northern Grid and the University of Durham.

The team at Muckle LLP is recommended for its track record on the recovery of unpaid invoices. Charlotte Dickinson and Beverley Oliver – who leads the team – attract praise for ‘dealing with things quickly and keeping clients informed’.

At Ward Hadaway, associate Julie Hind acts on behalf of residential landlords and property management companies on issues such as regaining possession of residential property portfolios and pursuing outstanding rent arrears.

BHP Law’s practice has been acting on the recovery of recruitment fees, claims against 36 debtors found to be in breach of covenant, and enforcement orders involving freezing injunctions and possession and sale of property. Aimee Hubbard is the key contact.

Hay & Kilner’s team ‘is very proactive; clients always receive a detailed response to queries raised’. Team head Neil Harrold is noted for his ‘detailed knowledge of insolvency legislation’. Clients include Sanderson Young Estate Agents.

Jacksons Law acted for Project Scaffolding on the recovery of unpaid fees for scaffolding services to a client in the construction industry. Other examples of the firm’s prominent North East based clients include SIE Industrial, Northern Powergrid and Barclay Roofing. Toby Joel leads the team.

At Short Richardson & Forth LLP, Tim Berg is noted for his experience in issues such as unpaid invoices, contractual claims and freezing injunctions.

Watson Burton LLP’s Leigh Ferguson is experienced in breach of contract claims, partnership disputes and freezing orders.

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