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Recovering debts is time consuming, tricky and unpleasant, but a necessary process for many businesses.

We’re here to help. We provide a range of debt recovery solutions, from volume cases to one-off claims, no matter how complex. Our debt recovery team, one of the largest in the North, specialises in business-to-business debt recovery with particular expertise in the construction sector.

You can also access support from one of the largest insolvency teams in the North. Our insolvency specialists have technical expertise and experience from working with national insolvency market leaders including RSM, Mazars and KPMG.

Meanwhile, our in-house creditor services team is on hand to advise you on everything from the content of Voluntary Arrangement proposals, through to the engagement of insolvency practitioners across the UK.

Through every step of the process, we combine honest approachability and strict confidentiality, to give you the full picture and all of the available options. So while we concentrate on getting back what you’re owed, you can focus on running your business.

Our services

Pre-action
  • Asset checks
  • Collection calls
  • Demands for payment
  • Early case assessment
  • Letters of claim
  • Pre-legal collections
  • Pre-litigation review
Court proceedings
  • County court claims
  • County Court Judgments
  • Enforcing costs orders
  • Housing Act proceedings
  • Landlord and tenant recovery
  • Secured debt recovery
Enforcement
  • Attachment of Earnings Orders
  • Bailiff action
  • Charging Orders
  • Enforcement of Judgments, Orders for Recovery of Award and Liability Orders
  • High Court Enforcement Officer Action
  • Orders for Sale
  • Third party debt orders
Insolvency
  • Statutory demands
  • Bankruptcy petitions
  • Winding up petitions
Additional services
  • Applications to set aside and annulments
  • Assisting with disputed/contested cases
  • Bespoke MI
  • Case management system with secure online portal
  • Employment searches
  • Free training and presentations
  • International debt recovery
  • Proxy service
  • Tracing services and data intelligence
  • Wider litigation support
Pricing

For details of our pricing information for simple claims up to £200,000, please click here.

Contact a specialist

Steven Petrie

Partner | Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution

+44 (0) 330 137 3237

+44 (0)771 140 1285

Email Steven Petrie

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Jane Garvin

Partner | Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

+44 (0) 330 137 3236

+44 (0)772 526 2672

Email Jane Garvin

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Vicki Alexander

Head of Debt & Managing Associate | Debt Recovery

+44 (0) 330 137 3256

+44 (0) 7872673919

Email Vicki Alexander

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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
  • We have a 20 year plus relationship with the Ward Hadaway debt collection team, over this time they have become an extension and an integral part of my own debt collection processes. They have a longevity of staff which has allowed us to build up a fantastic relationship with them. Their advice is always sound, consistent and logical. They understand exactly how we work and what our requirements are and have tailored their services to mesh perfectly with our needs.

    Client Quote
  • Highly professional. Always available to talk to and very supportive suggesting the best options with you. Vicki and the team have carried out training on our site for us many times and are always welcome!

    Client Quote
  • Ward Hadaway is 'very efficient and can match costs to the funds available'.

    Legal 500
  • They are prepared to listen to what the client wants and they meet their needs.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • The 'commercially astute' team at Ward Hadaway is an 'excellent resource' for clients and provides a 'first-class' service.

    Legal 500
  • Strong practice working with large companies and insolvency practitioners on the full scope of business recovery work. Recognised for work in the construction market.

    Chambers & Partners

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