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Vicki is a Managing Associate and the Head of the Debt Unit which specialises in the recovery of debts across a diverse number of sectors. She has over 17 years' debt recovery experience. As well as overseeing the delivery of volume services, Vicki manages the complex caseload across the Debt unit. She previously qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2008.

Vicki oversees the Debt Unit ensuring that client delivery is at an excellent standard.   She is also a highly experienced debt recovery practitioner  with strong legal and procedural knowledge.  Her detailed knowledge ensures a smooth recovery process.  Vicki is typically involved in more complex aspects of cases and has conduct of a diverse and complex debt recovery caseload.   She deals with cases involving counterclaims, disputed guarantees, deceased debtors, disputed liability, contractual disputes, unfair contract terms, debtors in different jurisdictions, material specification and misrepresentation.

Experience

Vicki is able to provide a full litigation service including the issue of county court claims, statutory demands, bankruptcy, winding up petitions and the handling of disputed and complex cases.

She has previously offered hands on support to clients in order to develop their credit control function to ensure effective pre-action steps prior to commencement of court proceedings.

Vicki frequently delivers bespoke presentations and training sessions to a variety of sectors.   Most recently she has delivered a presentation on Breathing Space and Statutory Debt Repayment Schemes to several audiences across differing sectors.  Vicki has received positive feedback about her detailed knowledge of current issues and for the practical advice given.

Vicki is well known for her practical and commercial advice and is always easily accessible to clients.

What people say

  • We have used the Debt Recovery team for a number of years and found them to be excellent. They are clearly knowledgeable, experienced and, as circumstances dictate, are able to advise on subtle and more forceful techniques to recover sums due. In particular I recommend Vicki Alexander.

    Vishal Puri, Legal Director, Cemex UK
  • The Debt Recovery Team at Ward Hadaway have assisted us to collect many debts over the last 20 years that would otherwise have been written off. Vicki Alexander and her colleagues give clear business-like advice, working with us and taking the lead as and when necessary - allowing us to concentrate on our primary roles within the Company.

    Paul Dawson, United Carlton Office Systems Limited
  • We have used the Debt Recovery Team for a number of years and found them to be excellent. They are clearly knowledgeable, experienced and, as the circumstances dictate, are able to advise on subtle and more forceful techniques to recover sums due. In particular I recommend Vicki Alexander.

    Vishal Puri, Legal Director, CEMEX UK

My insights

  • Expiry of winding up restrictions

    After a very long wait for creditors during a difficult economic period, the restrictions placed on Winding Up actions, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, have expired on 31 March 2022.

  • Possession Proceedings: a change in process

    The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Practice Direction 55C was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily modifying the possession process set out in Part 55 for an interim period.

  • Easing of Winding Up restrictions

    After a very long wait for creditors during a difficult economic period, the restrictions to Winding Up actions, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, are set to be relaxed with effect from 1 October 2021.