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Lovetts Rated Highly By Law Society For Excellence In Legal Practice Management And Client Care

At Lovetts we've been awarded the Law Society's top accolade of Lexcel Accreditation for our personal and business debt collection services.

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Help Protect Yourself From Payment Disputes by Including Payment Terms at the End of All Your Correspondence

Imagine this situation: a sales person has skilfully closed a high-value deal, only to allow the customer to dictate payment terms at the last minute. Oooooops…

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Disappearing debtors: Improving Your Chances of Successful Debt Collection

Sometimes a debtor will change address without notifying creditors, leaving those creditors feeling pretty helpless as far as debt collection goes. 

As a creditor it might seem like they have gone for good, but remember: nobody really disappears off the face of the earth.

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Why A Bounced Cheque Or Direct Debit Mandate Is A Debt Collection Smoking Gun!

When you're in business a bounced cheque or direct debit can feel like a major blow. However, it's not all bad news… That's because the payment failure represents solid evidence, not only that you are owed money, but also how much.

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Beware The 'Full And Final Settlement Trap'

Receiving part payment for money owed is a good thing, right? Actually no, it isn't always… That's because you could be waving goodbye to the full amount if you're not on your guard. 

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Don't get bogged down in payment disputes. Get the undisputed amount paid first and then go after the rest…

When it comes to payment disputes it's easy to take things personally. After all, you've kept your side of the bargain and the non-payment can feel like a slap in the face.

At this moment it's important to take a step back and look for the positives.
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Contract ambiguities: Do you know for sure who owes you?

If you go to court to collect money, the burden of proof is on YOU to prove the defendant owes it. That means you need to present a watertight portfolio of evidence in order to get the judgment you want. The best evidence by far is a written contract, but even these can containambiguities about who is liable. Just look at this scenario:

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Late Payers: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It!

Late payment for goods or services can be fatal for your business. That's because financial liquidity is the oxygen that any business needs to survive. However, there is something you can do… Just take a look at Jane's story:

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International Debt Collection: NHS Incentive To Chase Health Tourists

We've all read negative headlines about how so-called health tourism accounts for 2% of the National Health Service budget. But what if Trusts could get up to 150% of what they spend on overseas visitors back?… Well, that's exactly what can now happen thanks to changes in the law. Just take a look at this:

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5 Myths About International Debt Collection

International debt collection might sound like mission impossible, but it really isn't… With the right team on your side you can take decisive action and recover what you're owed with very little hassle. So if you're wondering how hard it actually is, simply take a look now as we shatter the five main myths.

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Your 12 Point Guide To Writing A Debt Recovery Letter Before Action

Starting legal proceedings should always be the last resort when it comes to debt recovery. That’s because reminding a debtor of his or her responsibilities, along with the potential consequences of not paying, is often enough to secure compliance. In the final stage of correspondence this is done through a document known as a letter before action, or LBA.

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Debt Recovery Solicitors vs Debt Collection Agents

If you are owed money that isn’t being repaid then you are probably wondering how you can get it back. The two main options available are debt collection agents and debt recovery solicitors. But which is best?

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