Leathes Prior’s debtcollector service is a cost-effective way of enforcing undisputed, overdue business debts of under £10,000.
Most claims for less than £10,000 are likely to be allocated to the Small Claims Track of the County Court. Instructing Solicitors at an hourly rate can often mean that the legal fees outweigh the value of the claim which leaves you out of pocket, even if the original debt is successfully recovered.
We provide transparent, fixed costs for each stage of the process as outlined on our costs and fees page. Provided the debt falls within the scope of the service, you get access to expert advice from solicitors specialising in dispute resolution at all stages of the process, without the fear of running up large legal bills.
Dawn joined Leathes Prior in March 2007, in addition to providing the debtcollector service for new and existing clients she also manages the firms debt and day to day credit control. Dawn has over 20 years experience in credit control and is used to dealing with individuals as well as those clients who run small businesses and national companies.
David is a civil litigator and an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team. David acts for individuals and businesses involved in a range of civil disputes from claims allocated to the small claims track of the civil courts through to multi-million pound cases and others which have resolved through ADR, including adjudication. He is also an experienced mediator.
As a relatively small business cash flow is extremely important and with around 200 invoices going out each month there is always going to be some bad payers.
Having a well-known reputable company in Leathes Prior at the end of a phone is reassuring. We have found that since we have been using them to recover bad debts it has saved us time, money and most importantly their expertise means that the debt is almost always recovered.
Above all else the cost for this service is affordable for any business.
‘Initially we contacted Leathes Prior in order to carry out bad debt collection for us. They have an extremely dedicated department specifically for this purpose. They never cease to deliver exactly what is required of them. Furthermore we have engaged them in other services including reviewing our Terms & Conditions. We would not hesitate in recommending their services’
‘While most of our debts are chased in-house we do have occasions where we hit a wall and this is the point that I contact Leathes Prior. Unlike others I have used, with debtcollector I know that I can pick up the phone and talk to David or Dawn who know the details of the case and is not just reading information off a screen. I receive regular updates and in the majority of cases payment from the offending party. Thank you David and Dawn
A good result under the circumstances, thanks for all your effort and hard work. I will certainly recommend your services to others’