We can recover your business debts at no cost to you.

We do this differently to a traditional commercial debt collection agency.

When listening to our business clients, they often say they do not want to compromise existing relationships and would like to continue investing money back in to the business, but find cash ‘locked up’ in unpaid invoices, some going back years. Sometimes they have had a disagreement over the amount due or the terms of a contract, and prefer to protect the trading relationship they have built up over the years (and their own reputation). Or they are unsure where they legally stand.

If these situations sound familiar or you answer yes to any of these 5 questions, read on:

  1. Do you have recent or historic debts of up to six years old which you have given up any hope of recovering?
  2. Have you tried chasing money owed to you to improve your profits and find it’s taking up time which could be better spent running your business?
  3. Would you like to recover debts with no impact on your business relationships or your reputation?
  4. Have you tried a debt collection agency with mixed results?
  5. Would you like an experienced recovery team to collect your debt no matter how complicated or difficult it may be?

There are no hidden extras such as charges or retainers contained in our new and comprehensive service. We collect debt at no cost to your business – quickly, completely, and transparently.

Our full support business debt recovery service works in three areas:  Pursue. Prevent. Protect.


You’ll have peace of mind that your money is being pursued by a dedicated and experienced debt recovery team, working on your behalf. Unlike debt collection agencies, our specialists work in a regulated environment bound by strict standards of the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) which guarantee quality and accountability.


The reputation and trading relationships of your business can take years to build, and just moments to damage. Our experienced team can step in to recover money owed to your business, preventing reputational damage, keeping relationships intact.


As part of our commercial debt recovery service designed to protect your profits, we will also briefly review your business contracts or terms and conditions at no cost to make sure they are providing the right long term protection.

Not all debt recovery services are the same

In the short term we recover money owed to your business, and longer term we can ensure you get paid on time, every time in the future.

More than debt recovery

If you reach the stage of having to issue proceedings, we have flexible cost options to fund taking that step, supporting you throughout the process.

Email or call Michael, who heads up our Debt Recovery team in confidence for a free, initial no obligation conversation.

Hillyer McKeown, Service Level GuaranteeOur comprehensive support covers disputes, litigation and mediation, and financial advice.

We act for a wide range of clients including property managers, recruitment companies, credit groups, insolvency practitioners and accountants.

About our debt recovery service for business

How much will it cost?

Where possible, we will pass your costs onto your debtor meaning that where we are able to offer you a no costs debt collection service. When we cannot pass on your costs we offer these debt collection options:

1. Fixed cost per debt letter. The cost varies depending upon how many letters you would like us to send to your debtors.

Fixed cost letters start from £15 + VAT.

2. We can collect your debt on a no-win, no-fee basis. The cost per letter varies and depends on factors such as the number of letters you want sending to a debtor, the age of the debt and the financial strength of your debtor.

No-win, no-fee letters start at £50 + VAT.

3. We can collect your debt on a commission basis. Again the commission payable will depend upon the volume and age of the debt that you want us to collect.

How long will it take?

We act straight away following instruction, and the time taken to collect the debt varies depending on the case. Our experts have an excellent track record of recovering debts for clients.

Our team includes Michael, the Head of our Debt Recovery team. Contact him in confidence for a free, initial no obligation conversation.

Struggling with late payments?

Call us for a free discussion about how we can recover money owed to you

Head of Department

Michael Richards, Head of Debt Recovery, Hillyer McKeown

Michael Richards

Email Michael Richards

Phone: 0151 541 9945

Mobile: 07443 800 908

What clients think about our service

“We were recommended Hillyer McKeown by a close friend and have experienced an extremely high level of service. Our disputed funds were returned to us promptly, despite an extremely difficult situation for the business. During the whole process we felt well looked after, every step was carefully explained and our options always presented in terms we could readily understand. I would not hesitate in recommending Mike and the team to anyone in a similar situation and feel greatly relieved that they are at the end of the phone should we need any future assistance.” Rob, Founder, Leading Drinks Manufacturer

“Just to say a big thank you for your help, advice and support in recovering the recent debt. HM have provided us with an excellent and professional service this year with both clients and suppliers in recovering over £50K of outstanding debt.” Mike Lewis, Director, EIS Ltd

“I’ve been extremely satisfied with the diligence and vigour you’ve demonstrated in pursuing and recovering historic debts owing to our companies. Clients had been ignoring us or using delaying tactics. You’ve shown great tenacity to recover monies owing and in navigating us through legal approaches to obtain settlement.” Finance Director, National Building Contractor 

“Well what can I say. I am gob smacked that they have actually responded and paid the money! Thank you, we are really happy with the result.” Joanne Ward, Digtech UK Ltd