Letter Before Action ( Debt Recovery)

Have you chased and chased an invoice and still your debtor fails to pay? It may be time to increase the pressure on your debtor to retrieve the money you’re owed.

Your solicitor can begin the formal legal process for you by drafting a pre-action letter to claim a non-disputed commercial debt.

What you will get from this service

A 30-minute consultation with your lawyer to discuss:

  • The product or service you provided and the invoice you sent
  • The reason why the debtor has not yet paid
  • Your specific questions about the letter and the legal process for debt recovery
  • The key information your lawyer needs from you to draft the letter
  • The objectives of the letter and what happens after you’ve sent it.

Your lawyer will review and analyse the documents that evidence your claim.

Your lawyer will draft the letter before action, on their own letterhead, and attach the key documents that evidence your claim.

They will send the letter and supporting documents to the debtor on your behalf and notify you of the other side’s response.

Your lawyer will advise you on your next steps in light of the debtor’s reply, or lack of response.

What this service will enable you to do

A pre-action letter will:

  • Put pressure on the other side to pay you the debt
  • Satisfy your legal obligations to notify the other side of your claim before issuing proceedings in court.
  • You will either recover the debt, or you will be able to begin formal legal proceedings.

What happens after I hire a lawyer?

1. Onboarding

You send your lawyer proof of ID and address and your lawyer checks for conflicts. You send any relevant documentation to your lawyer. Your lawyer send you a client engagement letter to sign and return.

2. Personal Consultation

Choose between a phone, online or face-to-face meeting with your lawyer

3. Draft documentation

Your lawyer sends you a draft version of the document for you to review

4. Revisions and approval

You review the draft, provide comments if necessary, and request revisions. Your lawyer will provide you with another iteration, incorporating your changes as far as possible. Once you’re happy with the document, you approve the final version.

5. Leave a review of your Experience

Leave a review for Legal Drop and your lawyer