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The Covid pandemic has impacted many industries, such as travel and hospitality. If your clients are in a struggling sector, then you may be one of many businesses struggling to get paid the money you are owed for your products or services.

In the last instalment of our companies in crisis Q&A series for company directors, senior litigation lawyer Alex Neale talks you through the steps you can take if your company is due monies from several customers.

Key points

  • Before debts are incurred you should carry out due diligence on your clients.
  • If you are concerned about their ability to pay, you should refuse credit or impose credit limits.
  • Raise your invoices promptly.
  • If invoices are unpaid, you should act quickly to maximise your chances of making a recovery.
  • There are various formal debt recovery options if your clients don’t pay. Which one you should use will depend on the nature of the debt and the legal status of the debtor.

If you are owed money, our DebtFast team can help you to recover these debts.

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