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Francis Wilks & Jones provides a wide range of high quality debt recovery advice for its private clients.

Whether you are bringing a claim or defending a claim, we understand the sensitivities involved in debt recovery cases, particularly when you are having to deal with these personally. Our specialist debt recovery team undertake significant amounts of debt recovery work of all values both in the county court and the high court.

Our expertise includes:

Debt collection and enforcement

Our debt collection and enforcement team at FWJ undertake small to mid-value debt recovery claims often pursuing matters through the county court but also using where appropriate

  • statutory demands;
  • bankruptcy petitions; and
  • winding up petitions.

The team is backed with a superb debt recovery case management system bringing benefits to all of our private clients.

Our team is also very well versed in enforcement matters, from dealing with the high court Enforcement Officers to adopting more hard-hitting action such as the use of statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions.

Where appropriate, we will also consider attachment of earnings and third party debt orders together with charting orders.

Defending money claims

Our debt recovery team is also very experienced in defending money claims.

Whether you are at the pre issue stage, or proceedings have already been issued, we can help you. Our aim if possible is to get the threatened claim dropped, but if not, to explore whether there are grounds to reach a sensible form of settlement.

If proceedings have been issued, we can help you draft and file a defence and avoid judgment being entered. If the claim continues, we can assist with all the usual steps in the litigation process, such as

  • the case management conference;
  • disclosure of documents;
  • drafting witness statements; and
  • preparation for and attendance at trial.

We also have excellent contacts with barristers throughout the country should you require representation at court.


Whatever your debt recovery needs, our friendly team of experts are here to help.

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

Key contacts

Rachel Watkins

Rachel Watkins

Associate

Shona Houghton

Shona Houghton

Debt Recovery Manager

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