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Pre-Litigation Services


One method used to resolve outstanding issues between a client and their debtor is pre-litigation. Here at Darcey Quigley & Co we actively support this pre-legal and pre-litigation approach as it often avoids the need for escalation to court proceedings which can prove both costly and time consuming for all involved, and possibly damaging to the commercial relationship. Pre-Litigation cases can be problematic and we are experts in acting as the third party with the aim of reaching resolution which is mutually acceptable to all parties. Our network of Sheriff Officers and Bailiffs allows us to physically serve notices of intent to the debtor with the added advantage of providing us an insight to the debtor’s premises which can prove useful during the debt recovery process.

To combat those difficult to reach debtors, we provide a Tracing service to locate the debtors whereabouts to aid in the recovery process.  Land Registry checks also prove to be a useful tool detailing what property or land is owned by the debtor which could act as an asset to enforce a personal guarantee.

Contact Darcey Quigley & Co today to find out how pre-litigation can help you recover your debts without incurring expensive legal costs or credit insurance penalties.

How we support you


Clear charging structure

We will always present our fee structure to you upfront so you know exactly what to expect.

Protect client brand

We tailor our approach to ensure we get to know your brand and adhere to your principals.

Maintaining a relationship with debtors is a priority for the majority of our clients so you can continue to do business together. We tailor our approach to ensure brand protection.

You're in control

You remain in control. We understand the commercial investment you have made with your customer and the importance of protecting that relationship. Prior to instruction, we will work with you to make an assessment on the case to determine the most effective action required and to agree your preferred approach.

Live case reporting

All our cases are actioned within 1 hour of instruction and communication with your debtor begins within that hour. Unlike lengthy court proceedings which can go on for months and incur high costs, we will provide a progress report within 48 hours and keep you updated throughout the case.

Every debtor is unique so we will advise on the best course of action for your situation.

Get in touch to speak to a specialist adviser

01698 821 468

Frequently Asked Questions

It can’t be easy selecting the right partner to support you with your commercial debt in the UK or further afield. As a result, we’ve prepared a selection of questions and answers to help you get a feel for who we are, how we’re different and why we’re trusted.

Can I charge interest and recover my debt recovery costs?

Yes. You are entitled to add interest, compensation and reasonable costs to your outstanding debt. (See our Late Payment Guide for further information on your options).

I want to continue to work with my debtor. What would you advise?

Maintaining a relationship with their debtors is a priority for the majority of our clients and we tailor our approach to ensure brand protection. Outsourcing allows you to remain impartial and to keep your professional relationship intact.

When should I instruct a debt recovery agent?

There is no hard and fast rule for this but industry results show that the earlier a debt is passed to recovery, the higher the success rate is likely to be. In our view, the passing of an aged debt to a recovery agent is a key element of a company’s in-house credit control department.

What will you do that I can’t to recover my debt?

Outsourcing has been proven to be the most powerful solution to recovering aged debt because it removes the familiarity between client and debtor and allows you to benefit from the expertise our Credit Management Consultants have in recovering outstanding debts.


Read more about why we’re different and why we’re trusted by our clients.