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Debt Collection and our Commercial Litigation Solicitors

When a debt is formally disputed, then that is when the case passes over to our commercial litigation department. Our debt collection commercial litigation solicitors specialise in the civil litigation process that is required when the recovery of debt becomes difficult due to the debt being disputed.

You can sure of the very best service from our experienced team of litigation solicitors, headed up by Mark Edwards, as since 1978 we have provided an efficient and cost-effective debt collection service, when civil litigation is required, across the UK.

We always discuss the commercial realities of a case so you can be assured that you will receive the best possible service.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our commercial litigation solicitors asses each case on its merits before advising clients of the best course of action. However, litigation is a last resort, and our first port of call will be to see whether we can resolve the dispute using the Alternative Dispute Resolution route. Judges are increasingly viewing  dispute resolution with favour to settle disputes without the cost and inconvenience of full blow legislation.

Our Civil Litigation Lawyers are experienced in the process of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The process tends to work best when the particulars of a case are not clear, which usually means there is some room for give in negotiations on both sides.

When is a Case Passed to Our Commercial Litigation Solicitors?

Each case is different but, in general, if a Claim is contested and either a Defence or Part Admission has been filed, the file would be passed to our Commercial Litigation Solicitors in the Litigation Department. A case can also be passed to the Litigation Department if a Counterclaim has been filed or if there are levels of complexity which need to be considered in greater depth. If the litigation route is pursued, the case will often end up in court.

How much will Litigation cost?

Our Commercial Litigation Solicitors work on an hourly basis (unlike the Collections Department where costs are fixed), and you will be provided with Terms and Conditions which will explain the charges. The solicitor responsible for your case will give you a realistic estimate for the cost of pursuing your Claim and will discuss with you, at every stage, if the costs are likely to change.

What if you don’t believe I will win at Trial?

Our work is always Client driven and our relationship with you is our primary focus. When considering the merits of a specific case, using our knowledge and expertise, we will always discuss the commercial realities of pursuing your Claim through the courts.

If we believe you shouldn’t proceed, we will tell you and explain any alternative options available to you, including Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Talk to our Commercial Litigation Solicitors about Debt Collection

Our civil litigation solicitors are experienced in all areas of debt recovery. If you or your company is suffering from a late payment problem, please contact us or call us on 01922 616306 for a FREE initial discussion.

The sooner you get in touch, the faster we can work to recover the money owed to your business.

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There Are Four Key Stages That We Follow In The Debt Collection Process

4-stage-1A Letter Before Action to the Debtor states the value of the debt and the time frame for payment. In most cases the debt is settled quickly and we do not take the matter further.
4-stage-2If the debt is still not paid or a reply has not been received we issue a County Court Claim.
4-stage-3If an Acknowledgment or Defence is not received within the Court time frame we will apply for a County Court Judgment (CCJ).
4-stage-4There are a number of different ways to enforce the Judgment once obtained.

What We Do Best

  • Claiming Late Payment Charges
  • Enforcement
  • Disputed Claims
  • Overseas Collections
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Terms & Conditions Consultation

What Our Clients Say

Lane and Co are a very friendly firm of solicitors who have helped us many times over the years whether it was to send a short letter to a late payer or to attend court on our behalf for the more tricky case.  Their service is very professional and efficient and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone for this type of work. It is definitely money well spent.
Mrs H Orme FCCAFinancial DirectorEdwards Bathroom Plumbing and Heating Supplies Ltd