Services for you and your business

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Debt Recovery

Credit issues are presently affecting many businesses vulnerable to the insolvency of suppliers, customers and third parties and we have expertise in many types of disputes.

We remain conscious of the importance of a speedy resolution, as long and drawn-out litigation cases rarely benefit the party who has brought the case.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Pre- Action

It is important always to carry out early investigations before proceedings are issued. Depending on the circumstances of your case, initial Companies House searches and Insolvency Services searches can be carried out without charge.

Where we believe it necessary, additional Land Registry searches, credit checks and detailed Companies House searches can be carried out for an additional fee. We may also recommend that agents be instructed to track and trace a debtor, but we will always tell you how much this will cost in advance.

Letter Before Action

If you decide that you wish to pursue a debtor, we will prepare a fully compliant letter before action at a fixed cost of £40 plus VAT.

Court Proceedings

If the debt is not paid following a letter before action being sent and we have heard no further from the debtor, we will prepare and issue court proceedings on your behalf.

Judgment

If the debtor does not respond to the claim, or admits the debt, you will be entitled to apply for judgment in default. We will request this judgment on your behalf.

Our costs – value for money

We only charge 15% of monies recovered subject to a minimum of £50. For example: if you are owed £1,000 and we recover £1,000 you will be charged £150 (plus VAT).

If the debt is not paid following our letter of claim and you wish to issue court proceedings, our fees will be fixed depending on the amount of money you are owed. For example, if you are owed £1,000 and the claim is undefended we only charge £125 plus VAT to obtain a court judgement.   

If the debtor defends the claim, we can run your case on competitive hourly rates.

BUSINESS RETAINER PACKAGES

The legal issues arising in the day to day running of a business can be burdensome, and legal advice can be expensive to access.

Our Business Retainer Packages are designed to help you spread the cost of accessible legal advice and assistance.

Our Business Retainer Packages include free letters before action and 10% discount on any other instructions.

Retainer clients have access to expert legal advice on demand, with a range of products suitable for any size of business.


FOR HELP WITH ANY OF THESE MATTERS OR TO DISCUSS OUR RETAINER TERMS WE PROVIDE INITIAL CONTACT WITHOUT OBLIGATION.

PLEASE CALL CHRISTIAN HOUSTON OR ANY OTHER MEMBER OF OUR BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS FURTHER ON 01554 749144 OR YOU CAN EMAIL  christian.h@dpalaw.co.uk