Meet Paul Hilton, Hillyer McKeown Commercial Recoveries Consultant

Commercial realities are always a factor and at the forefront of my mind, shaping the advice I provide. Whenever possible, I aim to recover all legal expense from the debtor so my client recovers 100% of their unpaid invoices.

For 20 years I have been working closely with a wide range of clients, and the majority of my work falls into one category. I am an expert in resolving contractual disputes and/or recovering money or defending such claims. My national clients are largely:

  • invoice finance/factors
  • suppliers of goods and services on credit/manufacturers
  • suppliers of goods and/or services on credit terms
  • professional service providers
  • financial institutions
  • utility companies
  • insolvency practitioners.

My working philosophy

Every client is important no matter how big or small the business.

I take pride in understanding the client’s business, and importantly what result is most important to them. In my experience very rarely does one solution fit all. I realise the importance of not imposing solutions on clients believing this is what they want, but listening carefully and establishing what my client really wants.

Commercial debt recovery experience

I have headed up several Debt Recovery teams in Liverpool, Preston and Manchester including for a large national law firm. More recently I have been working on my own case load. I enjoy the variety and the satisfaction of achieving results for my clients. By utilising my experience and thinking outside the box on difficult matters, I have achieved results for clients they considered impossible to achieve.

My legal background

Prior to joining private practice, I worked in the Lord Chancellor’s Department for 6 years. The Court service provided invaluable insight and understanding which has assisted me throughout my career. I left the Courts in 1990, qualifying as a FILEX in 1995, and a Solicitor in 2000 (despite the arrival of two noisy daughters which made home study extremely difficult)!

To improve your credit control, cash flow or discuss your legal recovery options, contact me by phone or by email. I offer a free informal conversation to get to know your business and customers, and to understand how I can help you.


What clients say

“I first engaged Paul Hilton when a Winding Up Petition was presented against my company following the collapse of our insurance company. Paul was efficient and in simple terms he got the job done, but it was more than that. Along the way he was empathetic of the situation and very supportive which helped reduce the stress levels and allowed me to focus on the business…my business would not be here now had he not been so approachable and supportive.

Paul is straight-talking and he will be very direct in giving his advice. If he doesn’t feel you have a case or that defending a case would not be in the client’s interest, he won’t mince his words in telling you but what that gains is the client’s trust and respect.

A lesser man would attempt to back a loser, just to earn the fee in doing so. Paul has always struck me as having the client’s best interest at heart and his professional reputation and respect of the clients and his peers has always been paramount to Paul in his dealing with my company.” Daniel Lewtas, Director, Lewtas Logistics Group


Outside work

I enjoy the company of my friends and family. My love of football and golf is no secret. However, as joining the Senior Golf Tour is extremely remote to say the least, I will for the immediate future simply stick to what I know best, or at least until I discover that magic club that will reduce my current handicap to zero!

Consultant | Commercial Recoveries

E-mail Paul Hilton

Phone: 0151 459 8345