Every debt recovery case is different, and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Reaching an effective resolution generally requires a careful, nuanced approach, and that’s exactly what you can rely on Farleys to provide. Our expert debt recovery solicitors in Blackburn make sure to do everything we can to minimise any financial repercussions that can often result from debtors defaulting on payments to you. With a wealth of specialist expertise at our disposal, we take care to provide a service distinguished by an efficient, proactive mindset, and we keep you in the loop at every stage as we assist you in recovering your debt.
Our experience encompasses dealing with businesses of all sizes – from SMEs to larger organisations – and from our offices in Blackburn we provide expert debt recovery services to clients all across the UK and, in some instances, worldwide.
Our debt recovery offering encompasses a variety of specific services, giving us all the skills and flexibility we need to address a wide range of cases. Whatever the nature of your situation, we always begin by taking the time to understand your business and the circumstances which led to the debt, so that we can make tailored recommendations about which approach we think will get you the best results. When you choose Farleys, we’ll also provide you with a single point of contact, so that you can be sure of efficient communication, and easily access any updates on the progress of your case.
If you’re concerned that your business is in danger of any financial impacts caused by debtors failing to make payments on time, and you feel you could benefit from the services of a specialist debt recovery solicitor, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Since every case is different, before we can provide you with detailed advice, we need to know more about the background of your case. For that reason, when you begin debt recovery action in Blackburn, we’ll always start with an in-depth discussion about your circumstances. It also provides you with a great opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about the process. From here, the next stage is for us to write a statutory demand to your debtor on your behalf, giving them a specific timeframe in which to respond.
Once they’ve responded, or the time period has elapsed, we’ll then meet with you again to discuss what we feel would be the most effective ways to proceed, based on our extensive experience. Our team includes specialists whose collective expertise covers a wide array of specific legal disciplines here at Farleys, so you can count on us to have all the knowledge and expertise we need to help you work towards a definitive conclusion to your case.
A statutory demand is essentially a formal written warning from a creditor to a debtor, one which requires them to pay the outstanding debt within a specified time period. (Normally this timeframe is 21 days, but creditors can sometimes choose to extend this at their own discretion.) If the debtor fails to make the payment, or respond to the creditor’s satisfaction, they may then find themselves subject to further legal action. In commercial disputes, this can be anything up to (and including) bankruptcy or a winding-up order.Contact Us
As we’ve touched on above, it’s a good idea to start by reaching out to your debtor on an informal basis, and seeing if you can come to an informal arrangement. You may find it’s a case of a simple cashflow issue, which isn’t ideal but can often be resolved without resorting to legal action.
However, if these negotiations break down or you find your debtor isn’t receptive, the next vital step is to start collecting as much written evidence as possible, including texts, emails, instant messages, photos, and any official documentation such as purchase orders and invoices. This can help your debt recovery solicitor to better understand the nature of the dispute, and recommend the best course of action accordingly.Contact Us
Is it worth pursuing overdue debts?
That depends. One of the first questions you’ll need to ask yourself is whether you honestly think you have a reasonable chance of recovering the debt, and whether the eventual payoff will be worth the time, energy and expense you’ll have spent pursuing it. Depending on your circumstances, small debts under £100 may be worth writing off (although you may need to consider whether this will send an unintended message to any other current or potentially future debtors).
If the debtor is a customer who you’re worried about alienating – which is a common concern for business owners – then it’s always worth engaging with them on an informal basis first. If these conversations don’t prove fruitful, it’s worth considering whether your relationship with them is really that valuable.
You may find it more difficult or complicated to pursue a case against any debtors who already have one or more County Court judgements against them, and if they’ve entered insolvency then unfortunately there’s a very small chance that you’ll get your money back. The same applies if they’ve obtained a Debt Relief Order from a court.
We will attempt to ascertain the essential facts of your debtor’s financial situation as one of our first acts here at Farleys, potentially saving you from the unnecessary expense involved in pursuing a case with a minimal chance of success.
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