Leading Individuals

Debt recovery in Yorkshire And The Humber


The debt recovery team at Clarion has experience in advising national and international blue-chip and SME businesses on credit control issues, debt collection services, County Court proceedings and insolvency book debt collections. Practice head Daniel Carlton has longstanding experience in the management of cash flows. Dale Fawcett left to become an operations manager at Goldsmith Bowers Solicitors.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Carlton

Other key lawyers:

Shelian Craig


‘We value their opinion greatly and generally make our decisions on whether to progress a case based on their honest opinion of whether the costs outweigh the recovery value. They treat each case as unique and mould their process to suit us and don’t just simply follow a set process. It’s a real breath of fresh air.’

‘Shelian Craig is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Her work ethic is second to none and she is a pleasure to deal with. Her advice generally determines the course of action we take with a case. There is no set process in place on how we handle each case and she is happy to assist with negotiating and agreeing settlements, instead of taking the easy route of entering judgement.’

Key clients

Encon Insulation Limited

Bruntwood Investments Limited

Sanderson Weatherall LLP

Asics UK Limited

Admiral Taverns PLC

Hermes Parcelnet Ltd

Conservatory Outlet Limited

Menzies Distribution Limited

Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd

Northern Trust Company Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisting Hermes in reviewing its aged debt, reviewing its existing credit control provisions and providing a working solution to dovetail into its collection procedures.
  • Instructed by McCalls Special Products Limited, a manufacturing business based in Sheffield, on 24 debts to collect to the tune of almost £400k, achieving a 90% collection rate within a matter of several weeks.
  • Recovering or agreeing settlements for over £1m of debts for Bruntwood Estates Limited.


The team at DWF is appreciated for its ‘excellent understanding of complex dispute resolution and the importance of mediation’. Its client roster includes numerous retailers and banks, insurers, blue-chip and utilities companies, local authorities and public bodies. The group handles civil recovery and loss prevention matters, and works closely with its other national and international offices. Kevin Feehan is often sought out by retail sector clients, and leads the team with Jeffersen Gledhill and Ryan Jurgelis-Hinnells.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Feehan; Jeffersen Gledhill; Ryan Jurgelis-Hinnells


‘The DWF Leeds team are extremely professional, knowledgeable and work hard to understand the complexities of our industry and the challenges of our business. DWF keep abreast of changes to the market, making considered, commercial recommendations to help reduce our costs. Key to our successful partnership is their collaborative approach and desire to match our brand values.’

‘Jeff Gledhill and the team are responsive, knowledgeable, and have an excellent understanding of complex dispute resolution and the importance of mediation. Jeff in particular goes that extra mile to ensure the best commercial outcome, continually striving for excellence throughout the team.’

Key clients

Fleetcor UK

Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd

Controlaccount PLC

Hirestation Ltd

DX Network Services Limited

Marks And Spencer Plc

Asda Stores Ltd

WM Morrison Supermarkets Ltd

Scottish Water Business Stream Ltd

British Telecommunications Plc

Tesco Stores Limited

Genle Limited (GoTo Auctions)

Co-operative Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised various clients in the financial services sector (including banking and pensions) on fraud-related matters and civil recovery options.
  • Appointed as strategic legal partner to BT, the global communications services company, providing managed services via DWF’s Recoveries Department.


LCF Law‘s debt recovery team is instructed by local SME’s as well as PLCs throughout the UK, accountants and insolvency practitioners. Beyond collecting debts, the group also assists with rehabilitation and advises on credit policies, credit assessments and internal credit control processes. Charles Abraham leads the team, in which Andrew Langton also stands out.

Practice head(s):

Charles Abraham

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Langton


‘The level of knowledge and expertise is excellent with a clear focus on customer service.’

‘LCF have quickly picked up an understanding of our business and the business needs. LCF quickly draw down on the detail and deliver what we need; commercial solutions to what can be some very complex challenges. They never lose sight of the target and as result LCF have delivered some unbelievable results.’

‘Always very helpful and on hand to speak to directly if we need some advice.’

‘LCF have the ability to embrace the requirements of maintaining our customer service ethos right through to high-end litigation. The Team is highly capable and have the scalability that we require as our business grows. They offer solutions to complex situations in laymen terms to offer the best solution.’

‘I have worked with Andrew Langton for a number of years now and I have always found his practical and commercial approach perfect for my requirements. He has achieved some excellent results where other third parties have failed.’

‘Andrew Langton goes above and beyond in terms of service delivery, always available and looks for solutions in every situation. Very practical and pragmatic in his approach.’

Work highlights