Debt Collection Process

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Forbes Collect is a unique solicitor led debt recovery service. We will pursue legal avenues in our attempts to get your late invoices paid, from debtors based across the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Our service will assist to maximise the recovery process which includes not only recovering the invoice outstanding, but interest and late payments fees for each invoice payable.

Our regular service can be broken down into three stages:

  1. Pre-Litigation - this includes issuing a letter before action followed by chaser attempts. All our letters are Pre Action Protocol Compliant which came into force on 1 October 2017.
  2. Issue - If pre litigation does not result in payment, then you can choose to issue a county court claim, or a statutory demand with a view to making either the company or individual bankrupt.
  3. Enforcement - If you decide to issue a Claim Form, and payment is still not made, we will seek a Judgment on your behalf and, if necessary instruct the High Court Enforcements Officers to recover payment on your behalf. In addition, we can also prepare other appropriate enforcement method suitable for your debt including applying for Attachment of Earnings, Third Party Debt Orders or Charging Orders, using our optional enforcement service.

All undisputed debts (and subject to our usual terms of business) qualify for our 'no recovery, no fee' service, meaning that you only pay our costs if we recover money on your behalf. This means that our success in getting paid is dependent on your success in getting paid, which is the way we like it.

If you would like to speak to our highly qualified commercial debt recovery team then contact us on 0800 689 4176 or email us on

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28 Mar 2019

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