Summerfield Browne Solicitors are debt recovery solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are a modern and progressive law firm, and we use cutting edge technology in the delivery and provision of legal services, which significantly reduces our overheads, and which means we offer very competitive fee rates. Why not call us for a fee quote today?


What distinguishes us from many other debt recovery law firms, is that we deliver legal services by combining the best aspects of the traditional law firm, with a flexible consultancy based legal services model. This means that many of our debt recovery lawyers are consultants, who work remotely, and by using the latest IT and legal technology, can deliver fast and effective legal services. Our business model means that clients have the option of choosing either, remote delivery of legal services which is simple, effective and cost efficient, or alternatively, the more traditional delivery of legal services via meetings in person at either, our serviced offices, or at the client's business premises.


With the exception of our administrative headquarters, we only use serviced offices for basic needs, such as telephone answering. Any additional fees for meetings are only incurred on an "as and when" used basis, which means that we do not incur many of the significant property overheads, which are incurred by other more traditional law firms.    


Our debt recovery lawyers provide a cost effective solution to recover outstanding debts on behalf of our clients. We also have the infrastructure and capacity to provide an efficient high volume debt recovery service, where multiple debts require collection.


We use the most appropriate strategy and tactics to recover your outstanding debt, including conventional money claims debt recovery, or alternatively insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.  


For details of our fees click on the links below.


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Our debt recovery solicitors provide the following services:


  • Pre-action Services – Our debt recovery lawyers draft standard, or bespoke pre-action letters before claim, in compliance with the CPR pre-action protocol. The intention in sending a letter before claim is to set out the grounds for our client’s claim, and to put pressure on the debtor to pay the debt, prior to issuing formal proceedings.

  • Issuing Money Claim Proceedings – If the letter before claim is unsuccessful, then one option is to issue money claim proceedings against the debtor for recovery of the debt. In certain instances, this can be done online. We will advise you of the implications of issuing a formal claim, including how much it may cost you.

  • Threatening and Issuing Bankruptcy Proceedings – Where the debtor is an individual, then in certain circumstances, issuing bankruptcy proceedings can be an alternative strategy to recover the outstanding debt. Prior to issuing bankruptcy proceedings, we generally issue a statutory demand, to put additional pressure on the debtor to pay the debt. If this is unsuccessful, then providing the debt is undisputed, and over the prescribed amount, we can then issue bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Threatening and Issuing Winding Up/ Insolvency Proceedings – Where the debtor is a company, then in certain instances issuing a winding up petition can be an effective strategy to recover an outstanding debt. Certain criteria need to be satisfied prior to issuing winding up proceedings including that the debt is above the prescribed amount, and that the debt is not disputed.

  • Enforcement – After obtaining judgement, and in the event that the debtor does not comply with the relevant order, then enforcement proceedings may be appropriate to enforce the court order.    











We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.


All correspondence and post should be sent to our Administrative office in Market Harborough and we shall not be liable in the event that correspondence is sent elsewhere.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales.

Dispute Resolution Birmingham, Dispute Resolution, Dispute Resolution Leicester, Dispute Resolution Northampton, Dispute Resolution Oxford

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Please visit our Contact page and submit an enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7975 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at enquiries@summerfieldbrowne.com


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).

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