Commercial Recoveries

Our dedicated commercial recoveries unit handles commercial debt recovery and dispute resolution. We provide proactive advice on recovery options available and the commercial considerations for such action on behalf of a wide range of sectors across the UK.

We believe that the key to success is:

  • Working in partnership with you to provide specific solutions to your problems
  • Continuously reviewing and improving our service to you
  • Establishing a long-term relationship, which allows us to understand your requirements and for you to have complete trust in our personnel and expertise
  • Working closely with you to tailor a service that integrates with your systems and operational methods
  • Adopting a compliant and proactive approach to debt recovery

County Court Business Centre

We are members of the County Court Business Centre ensuring our clients receive the benefit of a fast turnaround of court proceedings and reduced court fees.

On-line access and Management Information

We provide all clients with access to the Wilkin Chapman “Client on-line” facility enabling you to access all your accounts, track progress, review all transactions. We work with clients to develop bespoke management information that is relevant to their needs.

Dedicated Debt Recovery Lawyer

Each client has a dedicated case manager and larger clients have a team devoted to them. This builds our understanding of your business and ensures we work in partnership to achieve the best results possible.


We utilise the full range of enforcement activity and insolvency proceedings to recover your debt and use our experience to guide you on the most suitable methods of recovery.

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Partner and Head of Recoveries
Senior Paralegal - Disputes Resolution
Senior Paralegal - Commercial Recoveries
Trainee Legal Executive - Commercial Recoveries

Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Disputes or litigation are an aspect of business that sometimes cannot be avoided. Our expert solicitors deal with all aspects of commercial disputes from contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence and commercial property issues.

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Employment Law & HR Advice

We advise businesses of all sizes, including national businesses who are based in our immediate area and beyond. Our team of expert lawyers have over 50 years' experience in dealing with employment matters and are committed to providing cost effective advice.

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In appropriate cases, the threat of insolvency proceedings is a very effective way of recovering unpaid debts. However, if the threat is implemented and does not result in payment, creditors often wait a long time to receive only a modest proportion of what is owed to them.

Our insolvency team is committed to being a leading provider of cost-effective recovery solutions and - uniquely amongst law firms - we provide a comprehensive range of insolvency services which are focused on maximising and accelerating returns to creditors.

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Our recoveries department is widely recognised as a leader in the field of debt recovery. We work with a wide range of clients in both national and international recovery, advising on pre-legal and legal recovery, insolvency and commercial litigation. We are also one of the few national law firms who has an authorised insolvency practitioner, Chris Garwood.

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What our customers say:

"Chris has an in-depth understanding of council debt collection and working within public sector constraints.."

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Legal 500, 2017