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Debt Recovery

We consider no debt to be too large or too small

Debt Recovery

As an individual or a business you may be faced with the uncertainty of being owed money. This could be in the form of unpaid invoices or monies loaned that have not been repaid. If this is the case then we can offer you a swift and cost-effective debt recovery service which will allow you to recover the money that you are owed in a simple way.
Our experienced team will employ effective pre-legal action before taking Court action and, where suitable, we can negotiate weekly or monthly payment instalments and continue to monitor them to ensure that the payment plans are adhered to. For situations where Court action is required our team have the knowledge and experience to be able to guide you through the process.

We consider no debt to be too large or too small. For a no-obligation discussion please contact our team on 01305 771000.

Debt recovery for sums below £100,000
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How long will it take to recover the debt?

This is difficult to predict as it is entirely dependent on the reaction of the person we are looking to recover your debt from and the turn-around time of the Court. In line with pre-action protocol we would attempt to correspond with the debtor prior to issuing Court proceedings and a Letter of Claim would need to be issued. The debtor is allowed 30 days to return the information requested in this letter. If Court action is required then the Court usually takes 10 working days to process the Claim Form and the debtor has 14 days to respond (although they can request a further 14 days). The length of time will then be dependent on how the debtor responds to the Claim Form (if they do) and this will be fully explained to you prior to us taking Court action on your behalf.

Our Fees

Our charges for debt recovery services are transparent and easy to follow

For debts less than £1,000.00 we can offer you a fixed fee service of £100.00 + VAT (which would be payable on account).  Should the matter proceed through Court then we would retain statutory interest and/or compensation and fixed costs

For debts between £1,001.00 – £1,500.00 we can act for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.  If successful then our fee would be 10% of the amount recovered and statutory interest and/or compensation and fixed costs.

For debts over £1,500.01 we can act for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.  If successful, then our fee would be 20% of the amount recovered and statutory interest and/or compensation and fixed costs.

For debts over £100,000 please contact us for details of fees.

In all cases, disbursements will be payable by you.  In the case of debt recovery, this will likely only be Court fees. The Court fee differs depending on the size of the debt, and an up-to-date list of Court fees can be found at the Government website – https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees

If your matter is defended by the other party, then work carried out would be charged at the normal hourly rate of the fee-earner carrying out the work.

What work will we do?

  • Take instructions and advise you generally
  • Correspond with the debtor on your behalf
  • Negotiate and monitor a payment arrangement if suitable
  • Prepare and send a Letter of Claim, and advise you on any response
  • Issue Court action if required
  • Advise you on any responses following Court action
  • Complete all Court paperwork
  • Advise you on enforcement options after obtaining Judgment
  • If payment is not received within a set number of days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Who will carry out this work?

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Solicitor - Director
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Bethany Peterson – Paralegal

Bethany is an Associate Paralegal of the Institute of Paralegals, and is working towards qualifying as a Solicitor. Bethany has over 4 years of experience and knowledge in dealing with both commercial and non-commercial debt recovery matters.

Bethany’s work is supervised by Tim Glover, a Director and Solicitor who may also be involved in your matter. Tim has been a solicitor for over 25 years and has significant experience in debt matters.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss debt recovery options in more detail without obligation.


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Nantes Solicitors is a leading law firm based in Dorset with a long established reputation for legal expertise and excellent customer care. The firm has been practising since the 1800s and our heritage has helped us to develop considerable business and local knowledge that can benefit our clients. We have offices in Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, and deal with most areas of legal work. Each of our departments is led by one of our Directors who brings significant experience and knowledge to your matter. We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and for providing advice that is as straightforward as possible.

Our commitment to our clients is to provide a high quality, cost effective service that delivers the best outcome possible. We will listen to your objectives, help you to achieve them and we will resolve any problems that may arise along the way. To discuss your needs with no obligation please call one of our offices or email us.


The easiest way to contact us is to call during normal office hours which are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Appointments outside of office hours (or at your home if you cannot get in to see us) are available by arrangement.

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Solicitor - Director
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