Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery

Clarke Willmott LLP stands out for its ‘personal approach, professional delivery and good value for money’.
Legal 500 2016

We are a specialist debt recovery team providing a range of services from high-volume, pre-legal collections though to all aspects of debt litigation and insolvency action. Our aim is to recover your money in the fastest time possible, by the most cost-effective means, and we have a proven track record of doing so.

Our services

Pre-legal collection

  • Lettering (both high volume and
    on an individual case by case basis)
  • Telephone collection
  • Trace and collect
Insolvency action

  • Bankruptcy
  • Winding Up
  • Advice on debtor’s petitions Individual Voluntary Agreements
    (IVAs) and Company Voluntary Agreements (CVAs)
  • Post insolvency trustee liaison
Legal collection

  • County Court Proceedings
  • Defended actions
  • Enforcement
  • Negotiation
  • Advocacy
General recovery advice

  • Process review
  • Credit control
  • Credit management advice
Instalment monitoring

What we can do for you

Through a combination of in-house legal expertise and effective use of technology we have developed a highly efficient debt recovery process. However, we know that no two clients are the same. So we don’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Instead, we work with you to understand your business and objectives and agree a solution that’s just right for you. All the time, using our expertise and experience to ensure we achieve the highest recovery rates and best possible outcomes for you.

As part of a large, national law firm, we are also able to draw on the full resources of the firm when needed. So if during the recovery process an unexpected issue is raised, we can immediately access the expert advice of our colleagues.

The success of our approach is proven not only by the number and value of the debts we have recovered, but also by the many long-standing partnerships we have developed with our clients, who consider us an essential part of their in-house team. Our broad client base includes residential managing agents, government departments, local authorities, utility companies, insurance companies, commercial businesses, independent schools and private individuals.

Benefits of our service

  • Proven track record
    Over the last 10 years we have managed over 300,000 referrals and recovered debts of c.£250 million
  • Expertise
    We have in-depth knowledge and expertise across all areas of debt recovery, and a wealth of experience across a broad range of client areas
  • Flexible service
    We tailor our approach, processes and service to you and your specific business needs, including bespoke management information. Freeing up your time to focus on running your business.
  • Cost-effective
    Whether a fixed fee, or a percentage of debt recovered, we will always agree a competitive fee structure with you based on the type of debt and the services we provide, In many cases our fees can be recovered from the debtor.
  • 24/7 access
    We offer 24/7 access to our secure, online case management system. So you can access all your cases, view real-time updates and provide new instructions whenever it suits you.
  • Reputation management
    We are committed to treating debtors fairly, and work ethically and compliantly throughout the recovery process, to protect both your, and our, reputations and brand values
  • Accreditations and Regulation
    We are members of the Credit Services Association, the Civil Court Users Association and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and bound by the Solicitors Accounts’ Rules.

Credit Manager of the YearJane Dunlop, Head of the Debt Recovery team, has beaten entries from all over the UK to win Credit Manager of the Year at a national award ceremony.


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