Debt recovery in South West
The team at Clarke Willmott LLP provides a comprehensive service to clients, with work covering general debt recovery advice, high-volume pre-legal debt collection and insolvency action, among other matters. It regularly advises clients on all stages of collections, including pre-action letters, court proceedings, payment agreements, bankruptcies, IVAs and CVAs. Philip Roberts and Kathryn Quinton jointly lead the practice; Roberts is experienced in advising commercial clients and residential landlords, while Quinton oversees the firm's government and insurance contracts.
Philip Roberts; Kathryn Quinton
‘Clarke Willmott is a very down to earth, yet professional body – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. They explain things in layman terms without coming across as superior‘
‘I would pick out the quality of the communication; responses are prompt, informative and strike the right balance between politeness and professionalism‘
‘The team communications appear to work well‘
‘The team is highly qualified in all aspects of debt recovery, and has taken the time to get to know our business and the environment that we work in. Every member of the team is knowledgeable and takes the time to give various options to us, along with their recommendations‘
‘They are always happy to go the extra mile for us and nothing seems too much trouble‘
‘They are the benchmark for us, we compare other firms’ performance against them and have yet to find one that beats their service‘
‘They are quick in dealing with cases‘
‘My contact has been Caroline Wheeler; the team she works with are extremely efficient and I feel I can always turn to them if I ever have any property-based problems‘
‘The service provided by Kayleigh Linford in particular has been well received. Kayleigh is always responsive and has achieved a number of good results for us‘
‘Phil Roberts has been the main contact and he has been extremely helpful and given regular feedback and recommendations to assist with the recovery of the debt‘
‘Phil Roberts is always on-hand and available to provide practical and good advice. Nothing is too much trouble for him, and he has regularly come into the business to provide seminars/workshops to various teams‘
‘Kayleigh Linford is a delight to work with. She is always happy to hear from us, no matter how close to Court deadlines we get, and always displays a calm and unflappable attitude. She provides clear and concise advise and shows a good understanding of how our business works‘
Access Self Storage Limited
Alabaré Christian Care And Support
Albert E James & Son Ltd
Antony Batty & Company
Baker Tilly Creditor Services Limited
Batmink Limited T/a Batmink Distribution
Beckett And Kay Llp
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Limited
Build Supplies Ltd
Built Environment Communications Group Limited
Burton Sweet Corporate Recovery Limited
Butlers Walk Management Company Limited
Bystronic Uk Limited
C N Unwin Ltd
Car Finance 247
Cave Veterinary Specialists Ltd
Celestia Management Company Limited
Better Move Limited
Cognitive Group Limited
CVR Global LLP
Dan-Floor (uk) Ltd
Debt Clear Associates
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
Dunwear Property Limited
Fifteen Twelve Limited
Foster & Foster Solicitors
Four Seasons Tree Services Ltd
Francis Clark Llp
Frp Advisory Llp
Fusion People Limited
Good Energy Gas Ltd
Good Energy Limited
Grant Thornton Uk Llp
Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Hanger Court ( Management) Limited
Harper Group Construction Limited
Hgc Civil Engineering Ltd
Hunts Foodservice Ltd
Hydes Of Bristol
Joma Sport (UK)
Kevin Brown Advisory Limited
Kingston Smith & Partners Llp
Ldl Components Limited
Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group
Liberta Financial Ltd
London Borough Of Enfield
Menzies Business Recovery Llp
Mike Warren Consultancy Ltd
Newport Land Reclamation Ltd
Origin Housing Limited
Palmer & Harvey Mclane Ltd
Park Resorts Limited
Paystream My Max Ltd
Premier Training International Limited
Pulse Printing Products Limited
Queenswood Natural Foods
Quinn Building Products
Quinn Cement ( N I) Ltd
Quinn Therm Ltd
Rawle Gammon & Baker Ltd
Remarkable Pendragon Limited
Richard Long & Co
Richmond Event Management Ltd
Rogerstone Woodworkers Limited C/o Parkmans
Safe Transport (south West) Limited
Salons Management Limited
Sid Valley Practice
Smith & Williamson Llp
Snows Timber Ltd
Sony Europe Ltd
South West Water
Springfields Advisory Llp
Stone King Llp
Thames Water Utilities Ltd
The Insolvency Service
The Mayor And Burgesses Of The London Borough Of Harrow
The Moore Scarrott Partnership LLP
The Scotts Company (uk) Limited
The University Of Reading Science & Technology Centre Ltd
Thomas & Claire Cave T/a Cave Veterinary Speciialists
Tmb Day Nurseries Ltd
Turpin Barker Armstrong
UHY Hacker Young
Unity Farm Holiday Centre Ltd T/a Holiday Resort Unity
University Of Reading
Viridor Enviroscot Limited
Viridor Waste (Thames) Ltd
Viridor Waste Exeter Limited
Viridor Waste Management Limited
Viridor Waste Management Limited
W. Gadsby And Son Limited
Wellington Self Storage Ltd
Wembley National Stadium Limited
Wessex Resolutions C.I.C.
Wessex West Country Finance Ltd
Westminster Court ( Kingshurst) Management Company Limited
Wilson Field Ltd
Windsor Heights ( Redditch) Management Co Limited
Wireless Logic Ltd
- Ongoing contract with Corona Energy to recover unpaid commercial and residential gas and electricity debts throughout the UK. Recently recovered a disputed debt of £380,000 from a hotel chain.
- Acted for Wireless Logic Limited in recovering disputed debts relating to data usage charges.
- Advised the London Borough of Enfield on recovering debts arising from unpaid council tax and business rates pursuant to liability orders obtained.
- Instructed by The Official Receiver to recover book debts due to a liquidated estate.
- Instructed by the Football Association – Club Wembley to recover debts arising from unpaid annual fees under the terms of a membership agreement.
TLT captures a significant share of the secured recoveries market, where it is widely recognised as a market-leader. It advises major clearing banks, new market entrants and specialist lenders on mortgage-related matters, including loan portfolio transactions. The firm also has key expertise in the mortgage enforcement and lender sales space, handling contentious litigation and non-contentious repossession transactions. Graham Walters heads up the team from the firm's Bristol office.
‘I find that personal attention is a key characteristic of the firm; Graham Walters particularly invites conversation and we catch up regularly on matters affecting my firm directly‘
‘The firm are great advocates and attendees of industry forums and will present on current matters for attention‘
‘Graham Walters always takes the time to engage clients directly and the offers of value add are always beneficial to us‘
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
Michelmores LLP predominantly acts for public agencies and bodies in the debt recovery space, where it handles both domestic and cross-border recovery and enforcement matters. Jonathan Kitchin is the key name in the department.
Thrings LLP undertakes all aspects of domestic and cross-border disputes for clients. Its team is knowledgeable about pre-action and protocol compliance, risk and credit control advice, as well as the issuing of claims and enforcement action. The group is increasingly sought out to act for financial service providers, particularly in relation to consumer, vehicle and asset recovery under regulated agreements. Practice head Ramona Derbyshire handles disputed debt matters, including those with cross-border elements.
Other key lawyers:
Mannings Facilities Management Limited
Wilson Tool International (Europe) Limited
Utax (UK) Limited
Marks & Clerk LLP
Tavistock Financial Limited
SLR Consulting Limited
- Acting for a barrister in the recovery of significant unpaid fees from an African state.
- Instructed by Citipost Limited to recover unpaid invoices and defended counterclaims for breach of contract.
- Acting for a client in debt recovery and enforcement of debt in an overseas jurisdiction.
- Disputed claim against a national supermarket for non-payment of invoices for services provided.
VWV is particularly well-known for representing clients in the energy and utilities sector in debt recovery matters; its track record dates back more than 30 years. In addition, the firm acts for administrators and liquidators, as well as companies entering insolvency. The education sector is another driver of work. The key name in Bristol is Ed Husband, who works closely with the Birmingham office. Husband is active in financial distress disputes, business breakdown and insolvency, and also energy sector debt recovery.
Handicare Accessibility Limited
The Bar Council
EDF Energy Customers Plc – since 2010
Kingston Smith & Partners LLP
Phoenix Commercial Catering Equipment Limited
Severn River Crossing Plc
The Health & Safety Group Limited
FastTrack Management Services Limited
Begbies Traynor (Central) LLP
Porcelanosa North West Limited
- Acted for the liquidators of Officeserve Technologies Limited in recovering significant sums paid out to multiple third parties.
- Instructed to resolve a historic dispute between the client and a debtor.
- Represented a client in a dispute over unpaid electricity and gas invoices.
- Assisting a client with various cases where customers are refusing to pay or have entered a formal insolvency process.
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
Ashfords LLP's debt recovery team is a core part of the firm's wider restructuring and insolvency department, and is best known for the recovery of invoices. In addition, the firm assists clients with the recovery of debts from foreign debtors based abroad. Key clients include banks, professional service firms, local authorities, estate agents and SMEs. Katie Farmer heads up the group.
DAC Beachcroft LLP has notable expertise in the recovery of business debts for investment funds and insurers. Practice head Giles Hindle is experienced in dealing with all types of corporate insolvency, both domestically and internationally.
Lester Aldridge LLP advises both businesses and individuals on the recovery of secured and unsecured commercial and personal finance, recovery of assets, consumer and credit disputes, financial fraud and leasing regulations. The firm has a notable specialism in bulk recoveries of both debts and assets, from pre-legal collections to litigation. Ann Lloyd heads up the team.