HomeCase studiesSMEs, directors & shareholdersDebt recoveryAstute use of a bankruptcy petition helped this law firm to finally get their fees paid

Why the client needed our help

This law firm was left with a significant unpaid bill by an ex-client.

How we helped

Our initial approaches did not elicit a response and so we agreed that we would take a firmer hand and issued the ex-client with a bankruptcy petition. This appropriate threat finally made the client engage with us.

The outcome / significance to the client

We were able to get part-payment of the outstanding bill and reached a settlement agreement for the remainder to be paid over the following few months. If they continue to comply, the bankruptcy will not proceed.

Extremely thorough, professional and speedy, and the fees were much more reasonable than the competition. Highly recommended.

A private client we assisted with issuing a winding-up petition to recover debts

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