Debt Recovery Lawyers: Make a Claim

A debt recovery lawyer is a legal professional who specialises in assisting clients with retrieving overdue payments and outstanding debts. They employ legal strategies, negotiate settlements, and initiate legal actions, such as filing lawsuits, to recover money owed. Their expertise ensures compliance with debt collection laws and protects clients' financial interests.
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What is debt recovery?

A debt recovery lawyer is a legal professional who specialises in helping individuals, businesses, and organisations recover money owed to them by debtors. Their primary role is to provide legal assistance and representation in pursuing unpaid debts and facilitating the collection of outstanding amounts.

Debt can be the result of various financial transactions, such as unpaid loans, credit card balances, unpaid bills, or unpaid invoices. Debt recovery can be a complex and often contentious process, especially when legal action is involved. Debtors may dispute the debt’s validity, claim financial hardship, or try to avoid paying. Debt recovery professionals, such as debt collection agencies and debt recovery solicitors, are often engaged to assist creditors in this process.

If you need the services of a debt recovery lawyer, it’s essential to consult with a qualified legal professional who can assess your situation and provide guidance on the best course of action for recovering your debt while adhering to legal and ethical standards. At Expert Commercial Law, we have access to a panel of highly qualified debt recovery lawyers to assist you with your commercial debt recovery case. Please get in touch today to find out more about how we can assist with debt recovery services.

What is the role of a debt recovery lawyer?

A debt recovery lawyer plays a crucial role in helping individuals, businesses, and organisations recover money owed to them by debtors. Their primary focus is on the legal aspects of debt collection, and they provide legal expertise and representation to facilitate the recovery of outstanding debts. Here are the key roles and responsibilities of a debt recovery lawyer:

  • Assessment of the Debt: The lawyer begins by reviewing the details of the debt, which includes the amount owed, the debtor’s information, and any related contracts or agreements.
  • Demand Letters: Debt recovery lawyers often start the process by sending demand letters to debtors. These letters request payment of the outstanding debt and outline the consequences of non-payment, along with a timeframe for compliance.
  • Negotiation: If the debtor is willing to negotiate, the lawyer engages in discussions to reach a settlement or repayment plan that is agreeable to both parties. Negotiation skills are essential in achieving a mutually beneficial resolution.
  • Legal Action: When negotiations fail or the debtor does not respond to the demand letters, the attorney may advise their client on pursuing legal action. This can involve filing a lawsuit in court to obtain a judgment against the debtor.
  • Enforcement of Judgments: After obtaining a judgment, the lawyer may initiate legal actions to enforce it. This could include wage garnishment, bank levies, or the sale of debtor’s assets to satisfy the debt.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Debt collection is heavily regulated to protect debtors from harassment and unfair practices. 
  • Representation in Court: If the case goes to court, the solicitor represents their client’s interests and presents the case before a judge. They argue for the collection of the debt and may be involved in post-judgment actions.
  • Advice and Strategy: Debt recovery lawyers provide their clients with legal advice and strategies for recovering the debt. They may evaluate the cost and potential success of legal action and help clients make informed decisions.
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping: Lawyers maintain thorough records of all communication and actions related to the debt recovery process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met.

What is the process of debt recovery?

Many debt recovery lawyers will advise that formal legal action should always be a last resort in debt recovery. In the first instance, pre-legal collections can take place in which we can chase up the debtor by sending a letter, emails or other correspondence to recover the unpaid debts on your behalf.

If pre-legal actions fail then the matter can progress to court proceedings. A ‘letter before action’ is produced, which is a formal written notice sent by the creditor to the debtor. It serves as a final warning before legal action is taken. In most instances, debts will be resolved at this point. If not then a claim will be issued to the court.

Alternatively, you may be able to commence bankruptcy proceedings against someone that owes you money by serving a statutory demand.

If a company or organisation owes you money then we can file a winding up petition. Winding up proceedings are typically reserved for corporate debtors. These proceedings aim to force the debtor entity into compulsory liquidation, effectively shutting it down.

Why choose Expert Commercial Law?

Experienced legal professionals

Our panel of solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with debt recovery proceedings and can assist in all aspects of debt recovery proceedings including mediation, county court proceedings and negotiation.

We understand the complexities and emotional toll that come with making a debt recovery claim. Our panel of debt recovery teams are highly skilled and have a deep understanding of this area of law, dedicated to providing tailored and compassionate support to each of our clients.

Our commitment to excellence and our track record of successful outcomes are testament to our ability to deliver results. You can trust that our panel firms will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case, without the financial burden of upfront fees. Choose us for dedicated and experienced representation, and let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.

We only connect you with the best solicitors

All of the solicitors on our panel have the experience and expertise required to take on your case. Each solicitor is vetted before being allowed onto our panel and we only select the best in the business. All of our solicitor firms are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Cost effective options

Commercial solicitors in the UK typically charge by the hour, with rates ranging from around £150 to £350 per hour. Some panel firms may also offer fixed fee or conditional fee arrangements for specific services. The total cost will depend on the complexity of the work and the amount of time required.

Our solicitors also help with commercial claims, such as partnership disputesbreach of contract and CCJ removal.


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Please note, we are not a firm of solicitors; however, we maintain a panel of trusted and regulated legal experts. If you contact us in relation to a commercial law case, we will pass your case onto a panel firm in return for a fee from our panel firms. We will never charge you for passing on your case to a panel firm. 


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