Commercial Debt Recovery Solicitors in Birmingham

Recovering owed funds and managing your cash flow is crucial. Our commercial debt recovery solicitors in Birmingham provide expert legal support and action using their 85+ years of combined experience. 

When you instruct our team, you benefit from the assignment of a dedicated debt manager to manage your case. Every development will be communicated to you, ensuring you receive comprehensive legal support throughout. Your case will receive the utmost attention, thanks to our team’s modern case management system. With their efficient service, all matters will be attended to promptly, with all new instructions aimed to be processed within a working day. 

We offer our debt recovery assistance to commercial organisations of all sizes across the UK and pride ourselves on our complete service. Furthermore, our fixed fees avoid any unexpected charges at the end of the proceedings.

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Our Services 

Our business debt recovery specialists provide a range of assistance, from advice to action. They cover every step of the process, so you can concentrate on running your business. We frequently recover debts without any need for Court proceedings.

We can help you:

  • Decide the course of action 
  • Issue Letter Before Action
  • Trace absconding debtors
  • Issue Court Claims
  • Obtain a Judgment (CCJ)
  • Serve a Statutory Demand
  • Issue a Bankruptcy and Winding-Up Petition
  • Get an Order to Obtain Information from judgement debtors
  • Instruct County Court Enforcement Officers and High Court Enforcement Officers
  • Consider Charging Orders, Stop Orders and Stop Notices
  • Get representation at creditors’ meetings

The Debt Recovery Process

Our aim is to help you recover your funds quickly and easily, preferably without needing to escalate proceedings. However, if a debater does not cooperate, we will be there to ensure any owed debts are recovered.

During the debt recovery process, our specialists can help you at each stage:

  • Issuing A Letter Of Claim

Let us contact your debtors to see if we can resolve the issue and recover the debt without any legal proceedings. Think of a letter of claim as a final warning. If the initial contact is unsuccessful, we issue this legal document to the debtor explaining that if the debt, interest and any compensation agreed upon are still unpaid by a specific deadline, legal action will proceed.

  • Taking Court Action

After making the claim to the courts, the debtor has 14 days to either admit the claim and make a repayment offer, lodge a defence or file an acknowledgement of service. If they do not do so, we can request a judgment (a CCJ). 

We manage every part of court action and can use the following strategies:

  • Attachment of Earnings
  • Charging Orders
  • Statutory Demand
  • Warrant of Control and Defence and Acknowledgment of Service
  • Writ of Control

Why Use Wilkes?

When customers fail to pay their invoices on time, the effect on your business can be catastrophic. If cash flows are interrupted, your operations may be forced to halt as you struggle to meet your costs. Enlisting the legal understanding of our specialists can help you receive what is rightfully yours.

Partner with us and let us help to recover your debts. We will provide you with a dedicated and experienced specialist, giving you access to accurate legal advice whenever you need it. It is no wonder so many businesses throughout the UK have enlisted our legal expertise.

We take care of every aspect of debt recovery, so you don’t have to worry about contacting debtors, managing collections and dealing with court cases. 

Our debt recovery team is supported by our commercial dispute resolution and business recovery and turnaround departments whenever necessary. Our network of advice allows us to act for you if your case is defended and provide representation when debtors become insolvent.

You benefit from the following:

  • A Legal 500 recognised law firm
  • A dedicated debt manager to manage your case
  • A Lexcel accredited and Solicitors Regulation Authority authorised law firm
  • Our impressive knowledge of a variety of legal practices
  • Our firm of experienced solicitors with regional and national recognition
  • Our international associations in 40 countries


We offer a range of pricing strategies to fit different needs. Speak to our team to find out what is available and how we can help you.

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

Our Team 

Our commercial debt recovery specialists have a wealth of combined experience and expertise, ensuring you only receive the most appropriate guidance for your unique scenario.


  • Simon Thomas

    Simon Thomas

    Partner, Dispute Resolution

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  • Sharon O'Grady

    Sharon O’Grady

    Debt Collection Manager, Commercial Debt Recovery

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  • Ann Rathbone

    Ann Rathbone

    Debt Manager, Commercial Debt Recovery

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