Commercial Debt Recovery

Anderson Strathern provide a complete range of specialist debt recovery services, driven by the needs of our clients and delivered by our highly skilled professionals. We are trusted and chosen by private individuals, companies, government departments, education establishments, public sector bodies and commercial decision makers of many different kinds. The legal advice we provide is shaped and fine-tuned by understanding and close collaboration

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Our Debt Recovery Service

Our specialist Debt Recovery team provide bespoke debt recovery packages for individuals and businesses, whether you have a one-off instruction or volume. Our friendly and focused team will take time to explain the options open to you and the appropriate court procedures before progressing, to embark on the most efficient and cost-effective route to maximum recovery.

Specifically, we are able to carry out every step of the recovery process on your behalf, including: pre-sue investigations; initial demand letters; negotiation; payment monitoring; pre-action security; court actions for debt and asset recovery; insolvency; all forms of diligence; cross border debt.

Where our debt recovery matters become defended, or indeed should you have any other legal issue which you require assistance we have specialist teams on hand to assist you.

How we work

By carrying out pre-sue investigations on debtor solvency and prospects, we will advise if your action is worth pursuing or if it is a case of “throwing good money after bad”.

Our fixed fee structure makes the process certain and affordable, allowing you to leave recovery in our capable hands while you concentrate on the day-to-day running of your business.

Where full recovery is made by us in undefended cases, we aim to recover the bulk of your costs.

We also offer bespoke reporting to allow us to keep you up to date in a way which suits you.


Caveats are inexpensive court documents that protect against most Court orders being granted against you unexpectedly. Caveats can be lodged in any Scottish Court on behalf of individuals or companies. Although they will not stop court proceedings being raised, caveats oblige the Court to provide advanced notice of an application made by a third party for most types of urgent orders, including interim interdicts and insolvency, allowing you to get ahead of the game. We can provide Caveat advice tailored to your needs on request.

Our Experience

We have experience in a wide range of recovery work, including:

  • Factoring fees
  • Rent arrears
  • Outstanding invoices
  • Unsecured loans
  • Equipment hire charges
  • Vehicle finance

"Anderson Strathern is among the best firms of commercial litigation solicitors in the country. They have long and deep experience of working with counsel on large commercial disputes before the Court of Session, especially its commercial court, and on appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. Their team, from new qualifieds to experienced partners, are all knowledgeable, motivated and cohesive. They are quick and efficient in following up on all enquiries, preparations and tactics advised by counsel."

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