Untying the knots of debt recovery: Strategies for Companies

In society’s ever-changing corporate climate companies face a maze of challenges. One of the most prominent hurdles that often arises is the management of debts. Whether you are a start-up or a long-established corporation, dealing with unpaid invoices can significantly impact your cash flow and ultimately financial stability. This article aims to share insight on effective debt recovery strategies for companies, thereby empowering you to find your way through this complex field with confidence and clarity.

What is Debt Recovery?

Debt recovery is a process that involves legally pursuing and obtaining unpaid debts from individuals or entities. At first, it may seem overwhelming but knowing your rights and duties can make a huge difference in the way you tackle this hurdle. Here are three things to remember before launching into the debt recovery process:

  1. Evaluate Your Debt

The first step in effectively recovering debt is to assess your debt portfolio. Categorise your debts based on amount, age, and likelihood of recovery. By distinguishing the high-priority debts from the lower ones you will be able to allocate resources accordingly and enable collection of those debts to be prioritised.

  1. Open, honest communication

When it comes to speaking with your debtors, be open and respectful. Debtors are sometimes open to negotiating a payment plan if approached with honesty, professionalism, and empathy. If you can provide clear and accurately documented records for all communication, it will go a long way in assisting you through this legal process.

  1. Legal Action as a Last Resort

Legal action should be a last resort when all other efforts have failed. Consulting with an experienced debt recovery solicitor is imperative at this stage. Our solicitors at Lamb Brooks walk their clients through the legal process, draft letters of demand, and initiate litigation if required. We offer a bespoke service to ensure the best possible route to maximise prospects of recovery.

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Strategies for successful debt recovery:

  1. Sturdy Contracts:

The basis of effective debt recovery lies in how well the contract has been drafted. Make sure that your terms and conditions of business are unambiguous, comprehensive, and legally sound. Payment terms should always be clearly outlined as well as interest rates and consequences for non-payment.


  1. Timely invoices:

It is imperative to invoice consistently. Get your invoices out and set up payment reminders for overdue payments. An efficient invoicing system prevents debts from piling up and ultimately from landing your company in a constant debt chase.


  1. A Debt Recovery Solicitor:

The chances of a successful debt recovery are significantly improved when you hire a reputable debt recovery solicitor. The legal knowledge that our litigation team has on complex cases, negotiating with debtors, and pursuing legal action offers you the opportunity to truly understand the debt recovery process and all your options so that you can make an informed decision.


  1. Comply with the law:

Any debt recovery procedure must comply with the laws and regulations. If a debtor’s rights are violated this can lead to legal consequences. The best way to ensure that you are aware of the most recent legal changes and updates in the debt recovery process is to speak to a solicitor.



Debt recovery for companies can be tough to untangle but with the right approach and legal guidance, it can be seamlessly unravelled. The greatest catch for companies is often not understanding the nuances of debt recovery, creating reliable contracts, and leaning on legal experts when needed, all of which ensure financial stability for companies thereby allowing you to focus on growing their business. If your company is struggling with debt recovery, needs help with drafting customer contracts, assistance in chasing up bad debts, or needs advice on a business dispute, please get in touch with our incredible team of legal experts who can help you protect your business.

Please call us on 012 5684 4888, email enquiries@lambbrooks.com or speak to our online chat assistant to help move things forward.

We offer Fixed Fee meetings, which can be a good starting point to address concerns, ask questions, and set a plan of action.

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