Debt recovery in West Midlands
Coventry-based Coltman Warner Cranston LLP is a debt recovery specialist firm which covers the full spectrum of work within this field. Managing partner Larry Coltman heads the practice and handles large retention claims, policy disputes in the credit insurance industry, as well as freezing orders against directors and partners.
‘Refreshing in that they will let you know if you are wasting money by pursuing a claim – the best firm we have dealt with.’
Shakespeare Martineau LLP runs the gamut of debt recovery work, with notable strengths in credit management, Consumer Credit Act issues, property matters and enforcement. Jayne Gardner is at the helm of the practice, and is particularly active in sectors such as financial services, logistics, manufacturing and energy. Another key name is Alan Hamblett, who is experienced in advising on injunctions, shareholder actions and breach of warranty claims.
Other key lawyers:
Newriver Retail Ltd
Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales
University of Warwick
Edgbaston High School for Girls
- Worked with the University of Warwick to recover student debts from tuition and accommodation fees.
- Acted for Edgbaston High School for Girls to collect unpaid school fees.
Beswicks Legal's practice is led by the 'refreshingly honest' Richard Anderson, who specialises in debt recovery disputes and is experienced in handling commercial and individual debt and credit control. Key sectors for the team include professional services, manufacturing and education.
‘The team is very proactive, and readily suggest ways in which our actions can be more up-front and effective, and also save time and thus money.’
‘Richard Anderson is refreshingly honest about whether a debt should be pursued, and fully appreciates that for us there is a reputational aspect to debt recovery.’
Johnson Health Tech
South Lee School
Gateley Plc's standout specialty is its expertise in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. The 'hard-working, commercial and client-focused' James Baird leads the team and is notably skilled in fraud prevention, collections consultancy and recovery.
‘One of the top teams in asset recovery and the world of lease finance/hire purchase.’
‘Gateley is at the top of its game, in my view. They are hard-working, commercial and very responsive both to the exigencies of litigation and to their clients’ commercial interests.’
‘James Baird is exceptionally hard-working, commercial and client-focused. He has an unbeatable grasp of the commercial realities of the lease finance/hire purchase sector, coupled with a legal knowledge that is hard to beat.’
‘Joshua Howells has extensive experience in this field and is one to watch.’
Macquarie Equipment Finance UK Limited
Henry Howard Finance Plc
Scania Finance Great Britain Limited
Arkle Finance Limited
Tower Leasing Limited
Grenke Leasing Limited
Kennet Equipment Leasing Limited
CIAC Corporation Inc
Cambridge & Counties Bank Limited
Shoosmiths LLP's Birmingham debt recovery team, which is part of the national firm's UK-wide practice, primarily focuses on matters relating to motor and asset finance. Roger Potgieter is a key name in the Birmingham office and works on cases pertaining to banking and leasing, while he also has a particular interest in cases involving fraud.
Aldermore Invoice Finance
Arkle Finance Ltd I
Blue Motor Finance
BNP Paribas Personal Finance
Cabot Credit Management
Close Brothers Limited
Hireco (TL) Ltd
JBR Capital Ltd
John Deere Finance
LeasePlan (UK) Ltd I
Nationwide Building Society
The Car Finance Company
VFS Finance Ltd
Debt recovery specialist Dee Kundi is the key name of note at VWV, 'combining knowledge and experience of the debt recovery and litigation arenas with sharp business acumen. The firm has recently revamped its offering with a bulk debt recovery model in an effort to control costs. Kundi and her team have particular experience in sectors such as financial services, professional services, education, recruitment and energy.
‘VWV provides an outstanding debt recovery offering, with the perfect blend of credible excellence, expertise in depth and a personable approach.’
‘The team are very proactive, client focused and prompt. The team are extremely knowledgeable and professional.’
‘A passion for what they do and how they go about doing it. Very transparent in dealing with clients. They set the highest of standards and consistently deliver positive outcomes for clients.’
‘Dee Kundi has an excellent reputation – she leads the team from the front with her knowledge and experience of the debt recovery and litigation arenas, combined with sharp business acumen and an infectious business development aura. One of the most driven and likeable figures in the debt recovery industry.’
The Bar Council
EDF Energy Customers PLC
Kingston Smith & Partners LLP
Phoenix Commercial Catering Equipment Limited
Severn River Crossing PLC
The Health & Safety Group Limited
Thirdline Solutions Limited
ID Estates Limited
Upton House School Limited
Den Kommunale Selvestyrehavn
The Fuel Store Limited
Mr Alasdair Mackenzie
Mr Alexander Gask
Mr Azeem Ali
Mr Daniel Clarke
Mr David John Carter
Mr David Rhodes
Mr John Walsh
Mr William Rees
Electus Recruitment Solutions Limited
FastTrack Management Services Limited
Morgan Hunt UK Limited
S K Property Recruitment
Screen International Group Limited
The Three Partnerships Limited
Sunfield Children’s Homes Limited
Products, Solutions & Composites Limited
Edge Creative Limited
FastTrack Management Services Limited
Pod Talent Limited
Maclean Moore Limited
EW Accountancy Practice Limited
BCRS Business Loans
Wright Hassall LLP
Leamington Spa-based Wright Hassall LLP practice features a specialist FCA-authorised debt recovery subsidiary, QDR Solicitors. Phil Wilding heads the practice, which acts for a varied client base and has seen recent growth in the SME, finance and car parking sectors.
‘People buy people and dealing with the team at Wright Hassall is easy, there is no particular person that stands out as all the management team are a pleasure to deal with.’
‘Phil Wilding ensures that clients are provided with an excellent level of service.‘
‘Associate Matt Goodwin is a very pragmatic and effective lawyer.’
Cabot Credit Management
RCI Financial Services
Request Computing Limited
Specialist Window Build
Global Polymer Consultants
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP handles debt recovery disputes for clients including corporate funding providers, telecoms experts and insolvency practitioners. Gareth Ruddock leads the team and primarily acts for clients in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Shropshire areas.
‘FBC is always very helpful and friendly but professional.’
‘Gareth Ruddock is very approachable and friendly and the expert opinions he gives us are extremely valuable and in a way that we understand.’
‘Debt recovery manager Emma Northall and her team are also very approachable and her advice and knowledge is second to none.”
Savills (UK) Ltd
Muras Baker Jones Limited
- Assisting a varied portfolio of clients ranging from owner managed businesses and SMEs to multinationals across a range of sectors including construction, transport, telecoms, manufacturing and property on a full range of debt collection matters.
- Acting for various insolvency practitioners in the collection of book debts for companies that are either in administration or liquidation.
- Advising Savills (UK) Limited and pursuing various claims for commission following the sale of both residential and commercial property in the UK.
- Acting for insolvency practitioners in obtaining orders for possession and sale of bankrupt’s property.
Andrew Nugent Smith; Ian Weatherall
Telford-based Lanyon Bowdler has been building up its practice in the areas of rental recovery and property possession. Sian Samuel, who leads the team, is particularly known for her work in mortgage repossession.
Wynnstay Agricultural Supplies Limited
Coverage Care Limited
Exact Systems Limited
- Represented Unique Copiers Limited in a defended commercial debt claim.
- Instructed by AN Richards Limited to recover a debt totalling almost £20,000 relating to unpaid invoices for parts supplies.
Sydney Mitchell LLP's debt recovery disputes work is handled by Birmingham- based Leanne Schneider-Rose and Kamal Majevadia, who works from the firm's Shirley office. Schneider-Rose acts on matters relating to personal and commercial bankruptcies, while Majevadia is experienced in both insolvency and corporate recovery.
Leanne Schneider-Rose; Kamal Majevadia
West Bromwich Commercial Limited
- Instructed by Goldhill Finance Limited to recover a shortfall in the sum of £130,000 on a loan following repossession and sale of a property over which the client held a legal charge.