Debt Recovery Process

We successfully recover 93%
of instructions prior to
issuing legal proceedings!

Experience has taught us that recovering debt successfully requires an individual approach, no two cases will be the same, each debtor will have their own unique circumstances and recovering each debt will have its own unique challenges.

We use expert negotiation, determination, bespoke case management and when necessary the correct use of appropriate litigation to deliver an ethical and fully compliant service that achieves outstanding results.

The most important factor in a successful recovery is to take action quickly. If the debtor won’t pay or can’t pay, there will no doubt be other debts they won’t or can’t pay. You must let them know that you are serious and get to the front of the queue for payment.

Advocate’s Debt Recovery Process

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Preparing a case

Initial investigations

Initial Demand

Telephone contact

Final Demand

Debtor Engagement

Legal Action


Find out more about issuing proceedings, Court claims and insolvency action:

Issuing Proceedings County Court Claim Insolvency Action

Latest Recoveries

  • December 11, 2017

    £1,762 recovered and paid to a Liverpool based Electrical Contractor following a successful cost free to the creditor debt collection in 4 days.

  • December 11, 2017

    £20,788 and late payment charges of £822.19 recovered from a Borough of London Council following the late payment of care agency staff fees.

  • December 8, 2017

    £19,440 of overdue invoices collected and paid to a Bristol based Plant Hire Company in the last 2 weeks.

  • December 8, 2017

    6 month old debt of 8.3k collected and paid to a Coventry based Haulage Company 8 days after Advocate receive the instruction.

  • December 5, 2017

    Insolvency proceedings result in the successful debt collection of £27,880 for a Manchester based Clothing Manufacturer the day before the Winding up Petition was due to be issued in Court.


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