Leading Individuals

Debt recovery in Yorkshire And The Humber


Clarion acts for clients across a wide range of industries, straddling the public and private sectors in the property, construction, manufacturing, sport, and leisure arenas. The firm bolstered its offering with the addition of senior associate Charise Marsden in March 2022, who previously spearheaded the debt recovery team at Knights plc and continues to work with major clients in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Marsden joins practice head Daniel Carlton, who advises large-scale corporate and blue-chip companies in the UK on managing cash flows.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Carlton

Other key lawyers:

Charise Marsden


They are proactive, professional, polite and commercially aware and most importantly, act with speed. They also offer advice on the more difficult collections.’

They are always available and easily contacted by phone or email and always respond in a timely manner.’

The team at Clarion are always so helpful and will go above and beyond to ensure that you are up-to-date with any of the cases given and will help with advice whenever needed.’

I have known Charise Marsden for many years and no matter what her position has been within a company, she has always gone the extra mile to help. You know that you can always rely on her to help and give the best advice, and her service and dedication is second to none.’

The team provide the best service, nothing is too much trouble. They make you feel like you are their only client, and we never have to chase for updates.’

My confidence in Charise Marsden is immeasurable, so much so that our account will follow Charise wherever possible.’

Key clients

Encon Insulation Limited

Bruntwood Investments Limited

Northern Trust Company Limited

Hermes Parcelnet Ltd

Customade Limited

Aggregate Industries Uk Limited

Vink UK Limited

Eyre & Elliston Limited

Oak Tyres Limited

Tunstall Heathcare Limited

Hurst Plastics Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisting Aggregate Industries UK Limited on over 300 debts, and continuing to support the team with training and regular visits.
  • Assisting Customade Group with the recovery of aged debt in excess of £1m and working with its Credit Control team to train the staff in best practice.
  • Assisting Hermes Parcelnet Limited in reviewing its aged debt and existing credit control provisions, and providing a working solution to dovetail into collection procedures.


DWF provides a holistic offering in the debt recovery arena, with a particular strength in the retail sector, acting for clients across tracing and investigatory, debtor profiling, volume litigation, strategic enforcement, and financial information monitoring. The Leeds-based recoveries team is headed by Kevin Feehan, while David Scottow leads on national recoveries matters and Jefferson Gledhill specialises in fraud and civil recovery matters.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Feehan; Jeffersen Gledhill; David Scottow

Other key lawyers:

Ryan Jurgelis-Hinnells

Key clients

adidas (U.K.) Ltd

Asda Stores Ltd

British Telecommunications PLC

Controlaccount Ltd

Co-Operative Group Ltd

DX Network Services Ltd

Fleetcor Europe Ltd

Hire Station Ltd

Marks and Spencer PLC

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Scottish Water Business Stream Ltd

Tesco Stores Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised adidas (UK) Limited on online return and delivery frauds in some award-winning work.
  • Advising a pension administrator in respect of recovery of payments made by mistake to beneficiaries.
  • Consulting with an integrated veterinary services providers in the UK, providing debt collection, legal recoveries and enforcement services.


LCF Law’s diverse client roster includes SMEs and nationwide companies, in addition to working with accountants and insolvency practitioners, and complementary to its mainstream debt recovery work, the team continues to advise on credit policies, assessment, and control processes. Andrew Langton leads the national debt recovery practice and is noted for his ‘first-class service’, jointly spearheads the team alongside Charles Abraham.

Practice head(s):

Charles Abraham; Andrew Langton


‘The practice have a real focus on customer service. They look to understand what the client wants from a legal service provider and go above and beyond to provide it.’

‘Their knowledge and understanding of the legal process is exemplary, but what differentiates them is the way they use that knowledge to achieve a swift and cost effective outcome.’

‘Andrew Langton has always provided a first-class service. He is always on hand to provide advice when needed.’

Key clients

Mabey Hire Ltd

Andrew Page 1917 Ltd

Abacus Express Ltd


Supplementing the wider firm’s national presence, the Leeds-based team Weightmans LLP acts for local authorities and clients across the hospitality sector. Andrew Cox heads the national disputes practice and has demonstrable experience in the banking, utilities and transport sectors, while Oliver Nelson operates from Leeds and advises insolvency practitioners in their roles as trustees in bankruptcy, nominees and supervisors of voluntary arrangements, liquidators, administrators and receivers.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Cox; Benjamin Davies

Other key lawyers:

Oliver Nelson


‘The team are always very approachable and knowledgeable in their work. Any queries raised or replies to emails are dealt with promptly and professionally.’

‘All the individuals that I have liaised with at Weightmans are always extremely helpful and efficient. They follow up cases in a timely manner and keep you up to date throughout the whole recovery process.’

‘This team is excellent in all aspects, communication being a huge strength, which is key in this area of business. Their operation is slick and simple with all eventualities covered, and relevant contacts provided to ensure work between both parties is flawless and uninterrupted, which in turn avoids any unnecessary delays along the chain of operation.’

‘We trust their expertise as much as they trust ours, and they make working with them a pleasure. Their enthusiasm is infectious and has certainly rubbed off on us.’

Each member of the Weightmans team are clearly valuable assets to the organisation as well as the creditors they work with and for.’

Key clients

BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited

Leeds City Council

Greene King Retailing Limited

NHS Blood and Transplant

Alpha Labour and Recruitment Limited

Massey Bros LLP

Oyster Risk Solutions Limited

Basildon Borough Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

The New Homes Group Limited

KMR Skip Hire Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited in relation to the provision of debt recovery services and advice on regulatory matters.
  • Providing Basildon Borough Council with all of their debt recovery requirements, focusing on the recovery of service charges, ground rent, buildings insurance and major works and repairs.
  • Providing NHS Blood & Transport with their debt recovery requirements, in the UK and worldwide.