What can a debt collection agency do?

At Forbes Collect, we can help to recover your outstanding commercial debts in different ways than a typical debt collection agency can. Whether you have one late paying invoice or several, we can help you recover what you are owed with our solicitor led service.

To maximise your return we have a process that includes the following:

  • Pre- litigation: we aim to resolve as many cases as possible during this stage
  • Issuing country court proceedings
  • Enforcement of county court judgments

Choosing a solicitor led debt recovery service means:

  • You will have legal expertise and experience behind you
  • Straightforward practical advice tailored to your business
  • We work on a no win, no fee basis. So, if we don't recover your debt you won't have to pay us a penny
  • The use of a cutting edge cloud technology, so you are always in control

As a solicitor led debt recovery service, we have a number of ways of enforcing any County Court Judgments without having to use sheriffs and bailiffs. The use of bailiffs can be seen as an aggressive move - if you wish to use alternative enforcement we can help you with:

  • Charging orders: this is an application to place a charge on the Debtor's property. If successful the charge will be registered with the Land registry and the property cannot be sold without you being paid what you are owed.
  • Attachment of earnings: applying for an attachment of earnings order means that a proportion of the debtor's earnings are deducted from their wages by their employer and paid to you until the debt is paid in full.
  • Third party debt order: obtaining this order means that any monies belonging to the debtor being held by a third party (like a bank) can be seized or frozen to cover the debt.
  • Order to obtain information: this forces the debtor or representatives (if the debtor is company) to attend court to provide information for your benefit. E.g. bank account details, assets etc. Questions are answered under oath.

If you need help with recovering your commercial debts contact Forbes Collect today on 0800 689 4176 or email us on forbescollect@forbessolicitors.co.uk


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01 Nov 2018

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