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Athena Debt Recovery (ADR) is the dedicated debt recovery department of Athena Solicitors LLP. The team at ADR have over 80 years combined experience in the corporate debt recovery field and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in debt recovery steps to aid your business.
At Athena Debt Recovery we provide a considered approach to speed up debt recovery collections whilst minimising customer conflict and reducing the risk to your business.
Our service is tailored to match the individual needs of your business and we pride ourselves in offering bespoke, cost effective solutions to your debt recovery needs – from simply chasing late payers to legal proceedings including all county court and insolvency processes.
We are totally dedicated to helping our clients improve cash flow and increase the profitability of their businesses and we use the latest in Debt Recovery software enabling us to process both prelegal and legal collections promptly and efficiently.
No Collection No Fee
Our success rate for collections is second to none, and because of this, we make no charge for our pre-legal recovery services unless we succeed in recovering what you are owed. If we are successful, then our charges will be on a percentage basis. In other words, we are only paid if you are paid!
Where appropriate, we use the Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations to maximise your recoveries and allow the recovery process to be cost-neutral to your business.
Easing the Court process
We are totally focused on recovering debts quickly and without the need for court process. If, however, court action is required, we always discuss the procedures and agree charges with you in advance. We ensure that our costs are at times kept proportionate to the value of the debt you are seeking to recover.
In most cases we will endeavour to agree fixed fees with you. In higher value cases fees can be agreed on a case by case basis but we will do our best to accommodate your business needs including agreeing competitive hourly rates and if appropriate discounted or conditional fee structures. We have good working relationship with Barrister’s chambers which enables us to leverage our relationships to secure representation by Counsel at trial at competitive rates.
Prevention is better than cure
We can implement simple credit control procedures to minimise bad debt problems before they occur. We can advise on business terms and conditions to ensure that they are easier to enforce and more effective and fully protect your business.
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