Debt recovery in Yorkshire And The Humber


Clarion’s debt recovery practice advises creditors across the leisure, care home, property and, increasingly, the utilities sectors in high-value recovery and collection exercises. Practice head Daniel Carlton has expertise in court proceedings, bankruptcies and winding-up actions, while associate Dale Fawcett regularly acts for pension administrators in the public sector. The team often works with insolvency head Ryan Millmore on administrations, liquidations and turnarounds.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Carlton

Other key lawyers:

Dale Fawcett; Ryan Millmore

Key clients

Shred-It Limited

SRCL Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

Bruntwood Investments

Sanderson Weatherall

Asics UK Limited

Admiral Taverns

Symington’s Limited

The Pink Link Limited

Work highlights

  • Providing advice to Encon Insulation on collecting debts and assisting with insolvency matters.
  • Assisting data protection company Shred-It with collecting outstanding debts.
  • Advising Tunstall Healthcare on the recovery of aged debts against a large care home group.

drydensfairfax solicitors

drydensfairfax solicitors is a debt recovery firm, which provides regulated and non-regulated collection services and also has litigation expertise. Chairman Philip Holden and insolvency expert Tim Pope are the key contacts.


The client base of DWF’s debt recovery practice includes significant publicly listed companies and government bodies. Senior director David Scottow heads up the team, which also includes directors James Perry and Kevin Feehan (the latter leads on civil recovery mandates). Creditors across the mobile technology, construction, defence and recruitment fields engage the team in high-value recovery proceedings and related dispute resolution activity. The team also provides advice on credit-management procedures for corporate clients.

Practice head(s):

David Scottow

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Feehan; James Perry


Sensible commercial approach to debt recovery and efficient, rapid response and follow up.’

Both breadth and depth of knowledge of debt recovery options in UK and ability to draw on global contacts.’


Key clients

Anglian Water Services Ltd

Fleetcor UK

Sainsbury’s 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

London Universities Purchasing Consortium

British Telecommunications Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised an international freight carrier on the recovery of unpaid invoices.
  • Advised a marine and shipping manufacturer on the recovery of £600k in debt, with proceedings issued in the Technology and Construction Court.

Knights plc

Associate Sara Souyave leads Knights plc's debt recovery practice with expertise in issuing claims, initiating bankruptcies, winding-up petitions, resolving disputed debts and other  forms of dispute resolution. Mark Wilkinson leads the credit management services group, which provides clients with full-service portfolio and account-based recovery advice. Clients stem from the food processing, commercial property, retail and hospitality sectors.

Practice head(s):

Sara Souyave; Mark Wilkinson

Key clients

Southern Water Services Limited

Trust Inns Limited

Magnet Kitchens

UK Search Limited

City Electrical Factors Limited

Mabey Hire Limited

Octopus Energy Limited

Northern Trust Limited

Redcentric PLC

Search Consultancy Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisting Magnet Kitchens with a range of mandates including issuing letters before action and issuing claims, resolving disputed debts and claims, and taking enforcement actions.
  • Assisting Southern Water Services with its collection strategy and debt recovery litigation services on an ongoing basis.
  • Engaged by Trust Inns to secure permission for a High Court Enforcement Officer to enter a marina owned by a third party to enforce a judgement against a defendant residing in the marina.


Practice head Rachel Crookes and senior associate Charise Marsden handle debt recovery mandates at Keebles for a national client base. Crookes leverages her litigation expertise to defend recovery claims, while Marsden assists with credit-control procedures. Key sectors include the manufacturing and engineering industries.

Practice head(s):

Rachel Crookes; Charise Marsden


The team is one of the most friendly, approachable and professional ones I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They draw from a broad range of skills and are happy to refer to one another in order to get the best answer for the client. Other companies we have used don’t go that extra mile and if it’s a case they are not familiar with or lack the expertise they will give a generic option or answer, something I am pleased to say has never happened with Keebles. The team are always available to answer queries.

My company uses the debt collection service and dispute resolution. The team are always friendly and knowledgeable and obtain great results. It is very important to be able to contact the team and they are always available. The service is good value for money and very professional. I would recommend Keebles without hesitation.

Excellent service! Nothing is too much trouble. I cannot express the difference this legal team has made to our business. I have complete and utter confidence in all aspects of the great professional partnership we have.

Charise Marsden is extremely proactive and responsive. Always looking to take a practical view.

Every member of this team are so approachable and down to earth. It makes contacting the team a delight!

Key clients

Actavo (UK) Ltd

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

Kettlewell Fuels Ltd

Vink UK Ltd

Brown McLeod Ltd

Eyre & Elliston Ltd

Galaxy Insulation and Dry Lining (Holdings) Ltd

Menzies Distribution Ltd

Sheffield Credit Union

Oak Tyres UK Ltd


LCF Law’s corporate recovery department assists a client roster of SMEs and a numerous publicly listed businesses with debt collection work. Practice head Andrew Langton provides additional advice on pre and post-collection procedure policies for in-house teams.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Langton

Other key lawyers:

Amy Dobson


They are always efficient and supportive. They offer sound advice and keep you up to date every step of the way.

Amy Dobson usually handles our cases and she is always polite and patient. She talks me through every stage and treats me with respect and explains everything in detail to us. Very friendly member of the team.

Andrew Langton is our principle source of knowledge and dispute resolution on complex cases, which he handles with a delicate and firm approach.

Key clients


MKM Building Supplies Limited

Mabey Hire Ltd

Andrew Page 1917 Ltd


Lyreco UK Ltd

Smiths News Trading Limited

Woodhead Investments

Adler and Allan Ltd

Abacus Express Ltd

JP Distribution Ltd

GSF Car Parts

Work highlights

  • Providing debt recovery services to machinery rental company VP.