Debt Collection Service



Geographically we are located within half a mile of the Royal Courts of Justice and the Central London County Court. Where appropriate however we will issue court proceedings via the County Court Bulk Issue centre in Salford.
Please click on the relevant debt collection service on the left hand side of this page to access the specialist area of recovery but generally we can offer the following services:

  • Pre-action recoveries, using mediation where appropriate;
  • County and High Court proceedings;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Winding-Up;
  • Defended actions, often through our sister firm Summit Law LLP.

Although we are highly skilled in all forms of debt recovery, given our expertise in insolvency law we usually utilise the latter procedures which, in our experience, are usually far more rapid than normal Court procedures.

We believe we are the only law firm that can provide a seamless service in all aspects of the insolvency process and who truly understands the range of problems encountered when attempting to collect monies owed.
Our promise is to provide you with:
  • A dedicated team leader for day to day contact;
  • A dedicated team to carry out insolvency work. You will always deal direct with a team member who has the knowledge and experience to handle your case from start to finish.
  • We do not use call centres;
  • A partner specialising in insolvency and commercial law with 20 years' experience;
  • A firm that represents many insolvency practitioners ensuring there is continuity when a bankruptcy order is made;
  • A readiness to assist, support and provide training to your staff.

What are the benefits of working with Welbeck Solicitors?

Jeremy Boyle explains the advantages of using solicitors over a debt collection agency.

What are the costs?

Clients often wrongly believe that lawyers only charge by the hour. The latter is not always true and Welbeck Solicitors takes an innovative approach to litigation funding. The vast majority of our work is undertaken through a Damages Based Agreement (DBA) or conditional fee agreement (CFA). This means that you pay by results and only pay fees if a recovery is made.
In addition where possible Welbeck Solicitors will endeavour to recover our fees and any related disbursements from the debtor or a third party. For further details please see the explanation below.
A damages-based agreement (DBA) is a form of "no-win, no fee" agreement between a lawyer and client under which the lawyer is paid an agreed proportion of the sums the client recovers in litigation. This kind of arrangement is perhaps more often described as a "contingency fee", but in England and Wales that term would also cover a "conditional fee agreement".

Until recently, English law only permitted DBAs in relation to non-contentious transactional matters and proceedings before employment tribunals but, from 1 April 2013, they are now permissible in relation to proceedings before the English courts. In debt collection cases, the payment a lawyer may agree to receive under a DBA will be subject to a cap of 50% of the sums recovered by the client but Welbeck Solicitors charges a lot less.

How to get in touch

If you would like more information on our Debt Collection services or for a free no-obligation discussion please call us on 020 7467 3999 or make an Online Enquiry.