International debt recovery

As a top 100 full service law firm, we advise businesses both in the UK and internationally.

  • We understand the importance of recovering debts to help businesses improve their cash flow, regardless of the location of the debtor.
  • Our debt recovery service offers effective and commercial assistance to businesses who need to recover money from debtors based outside the jurisdiction (including in Scotland and Northern Ireland) under contracts governed by the laws of England and Wales.

It is important to remember that:

  • where a contract is regulated by the laws of England and Wales a claim can be issued in England against a debtor based overseas but it must be served where the debtor is located.
  • key documents may have to be translated before the claim can be served.
  • special rules apply to the enforcement of judgments against the assets of a debtor who is itself based out of the jurisdiction but local advice can be obtained on the procedures available.

We will work with you to resolve debtor issues quickly and effectively, liaising where necessary with local agencies on your behalf.

The team has the strength in depth to be able to respond quickly to a range of issues, including more complex cross-border issues. There is clearly a strong team ethic given that support remains constantly available.

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