Debt Recovery

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Debt Recovery

Our specialist Debt Recovery Team can help recover any debt owed to you and can also assist if you are having financial difficulties.

Introduction

We know how frustrating it can be when you do not get paid for your hard work or the fine products you supply.  We have a specialist team who can help you recover debts owed, from £1 upwards.  We can also assist you and guide you if you are having financial difficulties. We can advise businesses and individuals with the following:-

  • Statutory Demands
  • The Winding Up of Companies/Petitioning for Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Letters Before Action demanding payment
  • Small Claims in the County Court of £10,000 or less
  • Legal proceedings for sums in excess of £10,000
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Defending/Settling Debt Claims that you face

Our Approach

We can advise you fully about pursuing your claim in a cost effective way.  Not only can we provide legal advice but we can use our agents to trace “missing debtors”, find out details about a debtor’s assets and to serve those who are good at evading the receipt of Court papers.  We can arrange for Judgement Debts of £600 or more to be transferred up to the High Court for more effective enforcement by High Court Enforcement Officers (previously and otherwise known as Sheriffs).


Costs

Our Debt Recovery Team is happy to provide fixed fees for most claims, and failing that will agree to do what it can for you within a budget (costs cap) fixed by you.

Our agents offer a “no trace no fee” scheme for finding missing debtors and competitive fees for tracing assets, serving documents and enforcing Judgements.

For businesses who want to hand over the responsibility of their Credit Control Department, then we can provide a very efficient service including the diary management and control of invoices/debts.


Here to Help

Daven Naghen LLB

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: daven.naghen@maplessolicitors.com 


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Property Protection Trusts

Property Protection Trusts and Protecting your Property from Care Home Fees

Many people are concerned that as they get older, they may need to move into a care home and the cost of such care can be very expensive. Many people are therefore looking for ways to protect their assets from care home fees.

In recent years “Property Protection Trusts” have been promoted as being the failsafe, guaranteed way of protecting your property from care home fees. Many companies promoting such trusts are unregulated and their products such as Property Protection Trusts are being promoted and sold by sometimes nothing more than a very persuasive salesperson.

It is likely that your home is your largest asset and you should be very cautious before making any decisions with regard to your largest asset and the roof over your head. Indeed a Property Protection Trust may not even protect your home from being sold to pay for care fees or could cause tax implications and therefore it is very important that you take advice from one of our lawyers before making any decisions with regard to such Property Protection Trusts.

These Trusts can be brought to people’s attention either from cold calling, arranging home visits and sometimes even from kiosks or stalls in public areas. The people “selling” Property Protection Trusts to you can be very persuasive and may not be providing you with correct information or all of the information you should have before making a decision regarding your property. Their fees are often excessive.

In some cases, these companies even offer Lasting Powers of Attorney at what they claim to be a reduced rate. People should take caution as these “cheap” Lasting Powers of Attorney often result in being more expensive than our own charges and the companies involved often do not provide the correct advice or the necessary advice for you.

If you have been contacted by someone discussing Property Protection Trusts and would like to discuss this further with one of the lawyers in the Wills and Probate Department of this firm or you have already created a Property Protection Trust but would like to take further advice then please contact one of our lawyers in the Wills and Probate Department:-

Jane Mawer- jane.mawer@maplessolicitors.com
Jamie Dobbs- jamie.dobbs@maplessolicitors.com
Faye Blair- faye.blair@maplessolcitors.com

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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Testimonials

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Claire Smith FCILEx

Claire Smith has been amazing in every way. I highly recommend her and I am so grateful for all her help. She’s professional on all levels, reliable, extremely organised and I will be recommending her to everyone. I’m very lucky to have had her representing me and I can’t thank her enough. She is an asset to Maples. Thanks so much Claire!