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Debt Recovery

Using winding-up petitions to recover debts

James Robbins, senior associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s insolvency and business recovery team, looks at instances where it might be useful to consider a winding-up petition to recover a debt.…

The new pre-action protocol for debt claims

New rules for claiming payment of debt from an individual come into force this autumn. Solicitor Laura Hallett Lea explains what you need to know. What’s happening? The Pre-Action Protocol…

Can I recover the legal cost of…

Harrison Drury’s Jack Stephenson explains how companies can use terms and conditions to protect themselves and increase the chances of recovering the cost of chasing bad debt. Unfortunately, bad debts…

Four ways to recover debt from an…

Just because a company has or is about to enter an insolvency process does not necessarily mean that all is lost. I have been involved in a number of recent…

Q&A: Increase in court fees for businesses

Government increases in some civil court fees are due to come into effect from March 9, 2015, and will have a big financial impact on all businesses that regularly use…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Caterham F1 case “a first” for enforcement…

Harrison Drury has successfully acted for Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement after an application to the High Court allowed it to retain two racing cars that had been…

How will ‘clean-up’ proposals affect pre-pack administrations?

A recent review of pre-pack administrations, carried out by Teresa Graham CBE and commissioned by business secretary Vince Cable, has set out proposals to improve the transparency of this often…

I’m owed rent, how will changes in…

In cases where you are looking to recover overdue rent, the use of enforcement officers or bailiffs is often seen as the option of choice, but changes to the law,…

How can I pursue a debt owed…

It’s not unusual if you are owed money by a company for it to enter some form of insolvency process, but this doesn’t mean that all is lost. Subject to…

How to protect a business from bad…

Many businesses can find themselves in a situation where cash flow becomes an issue, so it is vital that companies correctly manage their credit and capital. This includes having the…

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