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Debt recovery in Yorkshire And The Humber


Clarion's 'friendly, approachable and professional' debt recovery practice assists local, national and international creditors with a range of high-value recovery matters. Daniel Carlton leads the team and has a focus on the leisure, construction, manufacturing and property sectors. Dale Fawcett focuses on utility and large volume collections, while Andrew McAulay complements the practice with costs and litigation funding expertise. The team works closely with head of insolvency Ryan Millmore and Dominic Blakeley and Kayleigh Fantoni, who are noted for contested debt issues. The group was also strengthened by the arrival of debt recovery executives Shelian Craig and Rebecca Williamson from Knights plc and Ward Hadaway LLP respectively.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Carlton

Other key lawyers:

Dale Fawcett; Andrew McAulay; Ryan Millmore; Dominic Blakely; Kayleigh Fantoni; Shelian Craig; Rebecca Williamson


‘The members of the team that we work with are friendly, approachable and professional. They keep us up to date with all of our claims and have a good recovery rate.’

‘Daniel Carlton effectively and efficiently manages our debt recovery cases. He is always upbeat and friendly in our catch up calls.’

Key clients

Shred-It Limited

SRCL Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

Bruntwood Investments PLC

Sanderson Weatherall LLP

Asics UK Limited

Admiral Taverns PLC

Symington’s Limited

The Pink Link Limited

Puragen Sarl

Work highlights

  • Acting for Encon Insulation in collecting debts and assisting with insolvency matters. This involves issuing claim forms, bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions.
  • Assisting Shred-It with its own credit control function.
  • Instructed by Bruntwood Investments plc in collecting commercial rent from tenants.


The recoveries department at DWF has the expertise to handle the full range of matters including collections, litigation, enforcement work and insolvency issues. National head of recoveries David Scottow has experience assisting a range of clients from local authorities and government bodies to national blue-chip corporates and financial institutions with debt litigation and insolvency work. Other key contacts include Kevin Feehan and Jeffersen Gledhill.

Practice head(s):

David Scottow; Kevin Feehan; Jeffersen Gledhill

Key clients

Fleetcor UK

Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd

High Court Enforcement Officers Association

Controlaccount PLC

Hirestation Ltd

DX Network Services Limited

Marks And Spencer Plc

Asda Stores Ltd

WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC

Scottish Water Business Stream Ltd

British Telecommunications Plc

Tesco Stores Limited

Genle Limited (GoTo Auctions)

Work highlights

  • Advising an energy, technology and communications sector client on consultation services on adverse financial information and defended claims and County Court Judgments obtained by consumers.
  • Acting for a metropolitan district council in respect of increasing in-year Council Tax collection.
  • Advising a number of pensions trustees on the strategy for the recovery of overpayments made to deceased members.


Keebles' 'proficient and proactive' debt recovery team provides its roster of local and national corporates with 'an effective and informative process'. Practice head Rachel Crookes leverages her commercial disputes experience in contested recoveries work, while 'extremely knowledgeable' senior associate Charise Marsden is noted for debt recovery and credit control issues.

Practice head(s):

Rachel Crookes

Other key lawyers:

Charise Marsden; Curtis Broadhead


They have a high performance culture in their debt recovery team which complements our credit collections team. They operate an effective and informative process expediting our recoveries and easy to engage with.’

‘Charise Marsden really drives the process and is extremely knowledgeable and customer focused.’

‘What stands out most is that we have had the same client manager, Charise Marsden (Senior Associate) for over 10 years. All the team know who we are. Billing is good and understandable. Even through these difficult times we have has constant support from all the team.’

‘Charise Marsden (Senior Associate) has made it her job to understand our business and how it works so when we have to use Keebles she understands what procedures we have done. Her constant support has been invaluable through the years especial over the past 12 months. When changes are made Charise makes it her job to make sure we understand what all the legal jargon means and the steps we have to install. She has always gone above and beyond.

‘Curtis Broadhead – incredibly focused and knowledgeable. His communication and personal skills when dealing with us and our clients deserves mention and is evidenced by a high success rate and continued good relationships with our clients after collections have occurred. He has made an effort to understand us and our values, supporting our vision. Always positive and pleasant to deal with, even when faced with some difficult clients and challenging conversations. I have confidently recommended Keebles/Curtis and had great feedback, similar to my experience.’

‘I have worked with Keebles for over 20 years and as such have always found their staff to be very helpful and very much approachable. Even when contacts have moved upwards within their roles within Keebles again nothing is too much trouble for them to help with.’

‘I have used Keebles for at least 13 years to assist in recovering debts from a variety of sectors. They have an extremely proficient and proactive and successful department.’

‘I have found Charise Marsden and her team to be both practical and helpful in all ways. Their prices are very reasonable especially given the success rate, and they are not afraid to provide the required guidance and assistance, unlike many of their competitors. I have always received a first-class service from a dedicated team.’

Key clients

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

Kettlewell Fuels Ltd

Vink UK Ltd

Brown McLeod Ltd

Eyre & Elliston Ltd

Menzies Distribution Ltd

Sheffield Credit Union

Customade Group

Oak Tyres UK Ltd

Federation of Master Builders

Hexstone Limited

Smiths News Trading Limited

Mash Enterprises Limited


LCF Law's debt recovery team is praised for offering 'a tailored solution' and 'seamless' service. The group assists its clients, which range from SMEs, to plcs, insolvency practitioners and government agencies, on a full range of recovery issues. Charles Abraham leads the dispute resolution department, while Andrew Langton heads up the corporate recovery offering.

Practice head(s):

Charles Abraham

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Langton


‘The debt recovery team is a small team which gives me tailored solutions for all of my debt collection requirements. I can pick the phone up at anytime and know I will always get the best practical advice available.’

‘The head of collections is Andrew Langton – he is my go to person for difficult and complex collection matters he will always provide me with the best advice available for each individual case. As a result of his direct involvement we have achieved some great results.’

‘Great people and systems make our partnership seamless and up-to-date.’

‘Andrew Langton is always on hand and available and his advice and strategic support is an asset to our business and LCF Law.’

Key clients


Mabey Hire Ltd

Andrew Page 1917 Ltd

Smiths News Trading Limited

Woodhead Investments

Adler and Allan Ltd

Abacus Express Ltd

GSF Car Parts

Work highlights

  • Acting for VP plc in debt recovery matters, with a collection rate of approximately 75% of debt instructed.