For all businesses the successful control of cashflow and efficient management of debtors is crucial.

Our team of debt recovery specialists are always on hand to update you on your matter. Our aim is to provide clients with the reporting facilities that they want, when they want them.

Our service is devoted to meeting the needs of commercial organisations operating on a national basis, we pride ourselves in offering a complete service to clients of all sizes.

We recognise that costs certainty is important for your business planning, our charges are pre-agreed before proceedings begin.

Our team is supported by our Commercial Dispute Resolution and Business Recovery and Turnaround Departments when necessary.  This capability allows us to continue acting for clients if cases become defended and to provide advice and representation when debtors become insolvent.

We can help you

  • Decide which course of action is best for you
  • Issue letter before action
  • Trace absconding debtors
  • Issue court claims
  • Serve a statutory demand
  • Issue a bankruptcy and winding-up petition
  • Get an order to obtain information from judgment debtors
  • Recover payment when you have a CCJ
  • Consider charging orders, stop orders and stop notices
  • Get representation at creditors’ meetings


Simon Thomas, Litigation, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham, Solihull
Simon Thomas

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Ann Rathbone, Debt Manager, The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors
Ann Rathbone

Debt Manager, Commercial Debt Recovery

Sharon O'Grady, Greenwoods
Sharon O’Grady

Debt Collection Manager, Commercial Debt Recovery

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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