Debt Recovery Solicitors in Bristol

Owing or being owed money can be unsettling, with the potential to become a major source of stress, cause damage to important relationships and potentially push you into financial difficulties. With pressures often coming from different angles, it’s not always easy to see a way out.

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Our dispute resolution specialists deal every day with clients’ financial problems, helping to find fast, effective solutions to a whole range of debt issues. From an easily solved issue over an unpaid invoice, to a protracted series of late rent payments, we’ll give you options and help bring things to an end cost-effectively.

Sometimes a robust letter or conversation is all it takes. Other times, there may need to be negotiations or even a process of mediation or arbitration. Only in a small number of cases is court action needed and, where it is, we’ll represent you with the expertise that comes from our many years of dispute resolution experience.

Speak to one of our debt recovery solicitors in Bristol or Winterbourne today by calling 0117 909 4000 or use the links at the bottom of the page to make an enquiry or request a call back.

Our debt recovery services

We help people across the South West and the wider UK to recover debts quickly and cost-effectively using a variety of methods tailored to your situation.

Sending a letter before action

In the majority of cases, we can recover debts with a friendly phone call or letter, clearly setting out how much is owed, what for and the original payment terms that have not been honoured. Knowing our solicitors are involved is usually enough to motivate people to make payment without the need to escalate the matter.

This approach has the benefit of helping to quickly unlock outstanding payments while keeping things amicable, making it easier to maintain a positive relationship with the person or business that owes you money.


If the debtor claims they cannot pay or have good reason for not paying, some degree of negotiation may be required to secure payment on terms acceptable to both parties.

Our solicitors are highly skilled in these matters and can usually find a positive way forward that allows you to get the money you are owed as quickly as possible while minimising the risk of the other party simply refusing to pay, leading to the need for further action.

Alternative dispute resolution

Where there are more complex issues to resolve that cannot be unpicked through a simple negotiation, we can facilitate a number of alternative dispute resolution strategies. Options include mediation and arbitration, both of which can help the matter be resolved quickly while keeping conflict to a minimum and preserving key relationships.

Court proceedings for debt recovery

While court action is usually a last resort, we do have extensive experience with pursuing debts through the courts, so where this is required we can ensure the matter is handled effectively, giving you the best chance of a positive outcome.

Our debt recovery solicitor can submit your claim to a court, represent you in court proceedings and apply for a County Court Judgement (CCJ) and relevant enforcement actions where required to make sure the debt is recovered.

If matters reach this stage, we aim to keep things as simple and stress-free as possible for you, with our team doing all the hard work on your behalf.

Why choose Henriques Griffiths’ for debt recovery?

Henriques Griffiths’ lawyers have been offering our debt recovery expertise to people across the South West and wider UK since 1973. That experience means we know exactly what works and how to resolve your debt issue as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We understand that there are often other priorities involved, such as preserving a positive business relationship with the party that owes you money, so will tailor our approach to your situation. In most cases we can recover debts amicably by using a friendly approach combined with skilled negotiation and alternative dispute resolution methods where appropriate.

We are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for our strong practice management and client care and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) so you can have confidence that we meet the highest legal and professional standards at all times.

Get in touch with our debt recovery lawyers now

For help recovering a debt in the South West or across England and Wales, please call us on 0117 909 4000 or use the links below to make an enquiry or request a call back.