Debt recovery in Wales

Capital Law Limited

Less commoditised than some of the firms in the ranking, Capital Law Limited's strength lies in its recovery of "problem debts" in a business to business context. In this regard the firm is effectively able to leverage the firm's broader market-leading commercial litigation offering and has significant experience of utilising complex interim applications for injunctive relief, including freezing orders. Team head Guto Llewellyn has an excellent reputation and as well as leading on much of the high-profile debt collection work, has also been active of late assisting several retail clients in relation to improving their internal debt collection procedures.

Practice head(s):

Guto Llewellyn


Key clients

DS Smith

Cardiff City Football Club

CPS Group (UK) Limited

Skillcert Limited

MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co

Tangle Teezer

Sonovate Limited

Deloitte LLP

Menzies LLP

Mech Tech Professionals Limited

WestBridge Capital

The British Medical Association

The University of South Wales

The Royal Mint

Mech Tech Professionals Limited

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained a freezing injunction on behalf of a large cohort of investors in a care home business which ensured assets worth £16.5m
  • Assisted Sonovate Limited with the recovery of various significant debts owed by a variety of recruitment agencies.
  • Assisted Menzies LLP with the administration of VIA Projects 4 Limited.

Harding Evans LLP

Appreciated for its ability to 'focus on the best commercial outcome', Harding Evans LLP has a strong reputation advising local businesses on their debt recovery, and has a particular niche for those in the construction/property sector (including for building merchants). Enforcement is also a core strength and is a consideration for the firm from the onset of a client instruction. Team head William Watkins is 'very helpful' and his qualification as a high court baliff ensures that he is well-placed to assist clients on the enforcement of judgement debts.

Practice head(s):

William Watkins

Other key lawyers:

Ben Jenkins


They will focus on the best commercial outcome and prioritise what’s best for the client.’

William Watkins is always very helpful and will often explain things in lay man’s terms which makes it easier to understand.’

Key clients

Wet and Forget Limited

Vale of Glamorgan Hotel Limited T/A The Vale Resort

Leekes Limited

Navy Army and Airforce Institutes, (The)

Sam Warburton (former British and Irish Lions Captain

The NAAFI Pension Fund (administered by Capita)

The TJM Partnership PLC

BOGOD Group Limited (which includes BOGOD & Company Limited and DR Kitchen Appliances Limited)

Hughes Forrest Limited

FW Morgan Limited

Protectahome Limited

William Graham and Co Chartered Surveyors

Euro Foods Group

Menzies LLP

M&J (Europe) Limited

Starlight Management Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Secured a large debt for a client before the insolvency of the other side, beating other creditors, and ensuring 100% recovery.
  • Pursuing a £1m judgment for Water Treatment Products Limited.
  • Pursuing a debt for a supplier of recyclable materials across multiple jurisdictions.

JCP Solicitors

Now sitting within the broader commercial litigation offering, JCP Solicitors' debt recovery offering is even better positioned to leverage the firm's overarching business disputes expertise on behalf of a range of SMEs and individuals seeking to recover outstanding debt. Sophie Thomas has 'a wealth of experience in finance litigation' and excels at representing banking/lender clients seeking to recover secured and unsecured debt. David Owen provides  'extremely user-friendly' advise on debt recovery matters in an insolvency context.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Thomas; Andrew Meech 

Other key lawyers:

David Owen


It is a very friendly and approachable team that turns around work quickly and effciently.’

The team has longstanding experience and is able to provide an efficient, effective and reliable client service.’

Sophie Thomas has a wealth of experience in finance litigation and always adopts a commercial and practical approach to her cases.’

‘Sophie Thomas provides practical advice tailored to the client’s understanding whilst pointing out issues with recent legislative and regulatory changes affecting choice of remedies.’

Andrew Meech is very professional and has always provided first-class results for us.’

David Owen offers a safe pair of hands and is extremely user-friendly.’

Work highlights

    Berry Smith

    Overseen by Iwan Doull and run on a day-to-day basis by dual qualified solicitor and chartered legal executive Jane Rees, Berry Smith provides an 'exceptional quality of service' to small to mid-sized local businesses from a range of industry sectors, including construction, transportation and manufacturing, seeking to recover outstanding debt.

    Practice head(s):

    Iwan Doull; Jane Rees



    Their sector knowledge is second-to-none and the quality of service is exceptional.’

    Key clients

    ARAG Plc

    Yolk Recruitment Group

    Involve Recruitment Group

    Work highlights

    • Continue to be instructed by a multinational group of companies to pursue its debtors.
    • Continue to be instructed by a nationwide recruitment company to pursue its debtors.
    • Instructed by a national recruitment company to pursue unpaid invoices relating to candidate placements.