What is debt recovery?

Debt recovery is the legal process by which you claim back money off someone else who owes that money to you under a contract.

At Scott Rees & Co solicitors, we have highly skilled debt recovery experts that can deliver a genuine and efficient service.

Our lawyers have recovered millions of pounds for our clients and have valuable experience to ensure that no matter the situation, we can help you.

We guarantee we will make the process as stress-free as possible for you by recovering the debt as quickly as possible and at a fixed competitive price.

  • Debt recovery experts
  • Fast, experienced & efficient
  • Competitive fixed fees

Letter Before Action

A letter before action is the last letter you send to your debtor requesting that their debt is repaid immediately otherwise you will take legal action.

The letter before action is important as it can be used in court to show that you have made every effort possible to contact the debtor and settle the issue outside of court.

You should use Scott Rees & Co solicitors for our experience in writing an effective letter before action, which is more likely to convince the third party to pay their debt.

Court Action

After sending your letter before action, if the debtor chooses to ignore us or you are not satisfied with their response, then we will advise issuing legal proceedings against them.

This means taking your debtor to court. If the debtor fights the case then the judge will decide the outcome of your debt recovery claim.

We will provide you with expert advice and representation throughout, including arranging a barrister for your hearing.

Enforcement of Judgment

After taking your debtor to court, if the case is not defended or the Judge decides in your favour, then the Judge will make a Court Judgment followed by an order.

Once you have obtained a Court Judgment against an individual or company for the money they owe you, we CAN enforce this Judgment to make sure that you get paid as soon as possible.

There are several different enforcement methods that we can use, but we will advise you carefully on the method that we believe would be most suitable for your case.

Statutory Demand

A statutory demand is a formal written demand from you, the Creditor to the Debtor that warns them that if the debt is not paid or contested then the Creditor will take legal action that could bankrupt the Debtor.

Upon receiving the statutory demand, the Debtor has to pay the debt or challenge it to the Court in a very short time.

Failing to pay the debt or challenge it could result in a wind up petition (for companies) or bankrupt petition (for individuals), which we will then enforce.

Contact us

Peter Bland - Head of Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery Lawyer, Peter Bland (pictured), heads this department. Peter is an expert in debt recovery claims and legal costs and has been practising law for nearly 20 years. His strong background in debt recovery allows him to provide trusted and knowledgeable advice no matter the situation and complexity of your case. Peter and his team will ensure that your debt recovery case will be handled professionally and efficiently so you can sit back and relax as we will do everything we can to get you what you are owed as soon as possible.

Peter is an Associate at Scott Rees & Co, as well as a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers and a Fellow member of Chartered Legal Executives.

If you are interested to know more about what we do, or how much we charge, or how our service can benefit you, then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Bland using the details below:

Tel: 01695 712 253

Email: peter.bland@scottrees.co.uk

Awards, Accreditations & Associations

Scott Rees & Co has an outstanding record for providing excellent client care and customer experiences. Here are some awards and accreditations to show that we meet the high standards of the industry.

You can read more about our awards and accreditations here.

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