Sterling collect the majority of debts without the need for legal action. If we believe that legal action is appropriate then we will contact you to explain the recommended approach, risks, likelihood of success and costs. It is then your decision as to whether you proceed.
Sterling Debt Recovery uses an independent 3rd party solicitor working in our office, Graeme Hogg. Graeme co-operates closely with our debt recovery team and works exclusively on debt litigation, with the vast majority of his work being for recruitment sector clients. His unrivalled understanding of the legal technicalities of the sector put him in a strong position when up against debtor’s solicitors. Our arrangement with Graeme allows us to offer his services at a low hourly rate, plus commission. Thus we retain the incentive to collect (rather than rack up chargeable hours as other firms often do!). If we believe that the evidence is weak, or if there is a chance that the debtor does not have the means to pay the debt, then we will advise you of the chances of failure and as to whether or not it is a sensible investment to proceed.
Sterling only commence legal proceedings with a written agreement from the client, so there is no risk of incurring cost without prior knowledge.