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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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Jane Garvin

Partner | Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

+44 (0) 330 137 3236

+44 (0)772 526 2672

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Vicki Alexander

Partner & Head of Debt | Debt Recovery

+44 (0) 330 137 3256

+44 (0) 7872673919

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What people say

  • Steven Petrie – decisive, engaging and constructive.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Jane Garvin – knowledgeable and exceptionally efficient. Strong technical skills.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Good strength and knowledge. Clear, direct and no nonsense approach.

    Legal 500
  • I find that the team that support us are an extension of our organisation. Vicki Alexander is especially helpful.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • We have worked with Ward Hadaway LLP for a number of years. They are always approachable and offer impartial advice.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • For me this is 100% the people, the communication is second to none.

    Legal 500
  • ‘A regional law firm with an embedded footprint across the North, the Ward Hadaway LLP team are always extremely approachable and supportive with queries outside of work that they have been or expect to be formally engaged on.’

    Legal 500
  • 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

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