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Else Solicitors has a long-standing reputation as the debt recovery solicitors.

Else Solicitors will:

  • Minimise the frustration and worry caused by late payers
  • Help inject more cash into your business by chasing up old debts that you have given up on. 
  • Find out why customers have not paid and put in processes to avoid repetition.
  • Trace your debtors
  • Collect your late and bad debts quickly and professionally whenever possible and in the case of most Business-to-Business debts for free*
  • Negotiate payment terms
  • Help you to maintain your business relationship with late payers as we are an independent third party chasing them for payment
  • Experienced commercial dispute team when you need to resort to mediation or the Court-
  • Unique risk reduction service – we will sort the “can’t pay” from the “won’t pay” before you take legal action
  • Provide a professional third party effect
  • Sort out your debt collection situation and look at other ways that we can add value to your company
  • Take time to understand your business processes and requirements.

You can relax knowing that we have:

  • Experience in credit management
  • An impressive 95% success rate using only debt collection letters
  • One of the highest debt recovery rates in the industry
  • Many well-known corporate clients who use us to manage all their late and bad debt
  • Flexible approach to fees based upon making the debtor pay and a “no collection- no charge” policy option if required
  • An enviable reputation for always going the extra mile and offering a personal, jargon free service.

Contact your debt collection and credit control team today.

As an MD, CEO or CFO, the last thing you want to waste your valuable time and attention on is late or bad debt. You need to be focused on growing the business.

We all know that it’s a waste of time having accounts chase it up. If they could have collected the money, then the invoice would have been paid by now.

The good news is that you can get many of your commercial (Business-to-Business) debts collected at no cost provided you act quickly. We add our fee onto your debtor’s invoice as covered by the European Directive 2011/7/EU which came into force on 16th March 2013.

We will add the appropriate late payment (commercial debts only) to their invoice:

Less than £1,000              £40
£1,000- £10,000               £70
Over £10,000                    £100

Else will also add on statutory interest which is currently 8% pa for commercial debts.

The complete debt recovery process starts by minimising your amount of late and bad debt through good credit control. Here are the key steps in this end-to-end process:

1. Credit control – the best way to minimise late and bad debt is by putting in place effective terms and conditions and having a rigorous credit control process.
2. Your billing process – this is a key part of credit control – invoice your clients on the day of delivery. Don’t wait. We will advise you on best practice.
3. Debt collection letter – this is the step before legal action. Else collect 95% of debts at this point.
4. Issue Court proceedings – if our series of letters is unsuccessful and they can pay the debt then we issue a County Court Claim and take the needed legal action.
5. Apply for a CCJ – If the proceedings are not acknowledged or defended then we will apply for a County Court Judgment.
6. Enforcement – The final step is enforcement of the judgement which can be done as required such as winding up limited companies, bankruptcy, charges against property, attachment of earnings order etc.

What We Do Best

Else Solicitors has a long standing reputation as the debt recovery solicitors. We work hard to ensure that you get paid whether this is through rigorous credit control, debt collection letters or legal action. Debt recovery is one of the things we do best and we can collect late and even “old and abandoned” debts on your behalf.

You are invited to discover why we are considered the best and why even major international law firms use our services and how we recovered £4,500 for a major travel brand.

We invite you to speak to Laura Charles or Chris Else today on 01283 526210 or on laura.charles@elselaw.co.uk or chris.else@elselaw.co.uk.

SRA Transparency Rules: Debt Recovery Process Pathways & Charges

What are the SRA Transparency Rules?
The SRA Transparency Rules set out the information that SRA authorised firms should make available to clients and potential clients and form part of the Better Information, more choice: Post consultation rules. The rules aim to ensure people have accurate and relevant information about a solicitor or firm when they are considering purchasing legal services and will help members of the public and small businesses make informed choices, improving competition in the legal market.

Debt-Recovery-Guide-to-process-and-costs-with-team.pdf

Debt Collection Letter

Free up the time your finance team spends chasing debtors with e-mails, letters and phone calls.
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Ledger Collections Service

Give your insolvency practice and the companies you represent the resources needed to collect the payments they need to survive.
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Possession Order – Property

Else’s debt recovery solicitors have vast experience of handling both commercial and residential possession proceedings.
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Enforcement, Charging Orders & Orders for Sale

Else’s team of debt recovery solicitors are experts when it comes to enforcement, charging orders, and orders for sale.
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Insolvency Service

Else’s team of debt recovery solicitors offer a unique insolvency service to support sole traders, businesses, and companies that are facing financial issues.
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Dispute Resolution & Claims Management

Else’s expert debt recovery solicitors have considerable experience when it comes dispute resolution and claims management.
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Credit Control Processes

Develop a custom-tailored credit control and debt collection strategy for your business. This end-to-end process with all its components (e.g. the content of debt collection letters) is tailored to your business.
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Chris is the founding Partner of Else Solicitors and has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial solicitor dealing mainly with commercial disputes. He is also an accredited Mediator.

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Chris Else

Managing Partner

Laura joined Else Solicitors as a Litigation Executive in February 2014 after gaining several years of expertise in debt recovery as a Paralegal with a National Law Firm.

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Laura Charles

Litigation Executive

Charlotte joined Else Solicitors from a global hotel group gaining commercial experience working in accounts and IT which provided valuable skills that greatly assist Charlotte in her current role.

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Charlotte Osborne

Litigation Executive

Beth deals with collecting all types of debts ranging from individuals to large corporate firms.

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Beth Marsh

Litigation Executive

Tracey has held a number of management roles during her career, including Office Manager at Next and most recently a three year position with the HomeStart charity in Derby. She joined Else in June 2017 as a litigation executive.

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Tracey Jackson

Litigation Executive

How can we help?

Get in touch.

Else Solicitors has a long standing reputation as the debt recovery solicitors. We work hard to ensure that you get paid whether this is through rigorous credit control, debt collection letters or legal action. Debt recovery is one of the things we do best and we can collect late and even “old and abandoned” debts on your behalf.

You are invited to discover why we are considered the best and why even major international law firms use our services and how we recovered £4,500 for a major travel brand.

We invite you to speak to Laura Charles or Chris Else today on 01283 526210 or on laura.charles@elselaw.co.uk or chris.else@elselaw.co.uk.