Commercial & Corporate Debt Recovery Services



"I am a business man residing in Zurich who was recommended to Welbeck Solicitors by an international firm of accountants. I was owed a substantial debt by a UK based debtor which Welbeck Solicitors successfully recovered in full. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Yves Beljean

Commercial "B2B" Debt Collection Services.

As a Lexcel accredited firm of solicitors we offer a first class professional approach to book debt recoveries to businesses and in circumstances where a claim is disputed, our experience as corporate lawyers enables us to quickly recognise the issues and to negotiate an amicable and acceptable solution.

As our sister firm specialises in insolvency law we fully appreciate that cash is king and the devastating effect a poor debt management policy can have on a business’ financial fortunes. We are here to help you. For immediate advice, please call us now on 020 7467 3999 or complete a Free Online Enquiry

What is the advantage of using Solicitors instead of a Debt Collection Agency (DCA)?

Some commercial clients do not appreciate the advantages of instructing a firm of solicitors instead of a debt collection agency.

There is a huge difference. Our complete understanding of every part of the debt process, from the initial drafting of agreements, through the dispute management, court proceedings and then recovery of debts puts us in the position that we can advise you on all possible outcomes.

As solicitors we can use our legal knowledge to expedite payment and place the burden of litigating on the debtor. We do this in a variety of ways for example by using Part 36 offers made pursuant to Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.

We will also seek to claim interest under your terms of business or under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.

We will use our expertise for the advantage of your business.

Only pay our fees if you recover your debt

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.

State-of-the-art technology and software systems to get your money back quicker.

We provide Internet access so that your management teams can always monitor the progression of your cases.

Our software also enables us to contact your debtors using SMS (text messaging) and our tracing system, which is linked into one of the major credit reference agencies, means that we can assist you to try and locate your debtor’s current address.

Our website also enables debtors to pay their debts electronically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We believe that we have covered every angle to ensure that you recover your money faster.

Our promise to you:

  • The protection afforded by instructing a firm of solicitors that is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and which is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales.
  • 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 client care client care solicitor partner with over 20 years’ experience in debt collection, insolvency law and litigation.

Ready to recover your debts?

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.