Top 70 law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) has been appointed to the Bar Council’s debt recovery panel.
The panel, which recovers unpaid fees for barristers and chambers, is made up of HCR and three other law firms. To be appointed to the panel requires the firm to demonstrate an understanding of both the demands of the profession and the delicacy required when seeking to recover fees from both solicitors and direct access clients.
Dee Kundi, Commercial Litigation Law Consultant at HCR, said: “This appointment is fantastic news, not only for HCR but also for the Bar Council’s members, giving them more choice on the debt recovery panel when looking to appoint a legal representative to recover unpaid fee notes.
“We pride ourselves of being an extension of current credit control teams as HCR is disrupting the way debt recovery legal support is delivered. We have a specialist team of debt recovery advisors and dispute resolution lawyers – and because we know the debt recovery landscape, including historically working with the Bar Council, we are well placed to offer commercially-minded, pragmatic advice to their members”
Jason Morris, Head of Debt Recovery, said: “Without doubt, I am sure that this is the start of a long and fruitful relationship between the Bar Council and HCR.”
Carolyn Entwistle, Director of Service for the Bar Council, said: “Debt recovery can be enormously stressful for barristers so being able to access reliable expert support is very important. We’re delighted to welcome Harrison Clark Rickerbys to the Bar Council Debt Recovery Panel to provide even more choice for members seeking these services.”
HCR’s appointment comes after Dee joined the firm in April. Dee has been involved with the Bar Council since 2015, bringing invaluable experience to the firm’s dispute resolution team. She has been recognised in the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for West Midlands debt recovery, with clients ranging from barristers and solicitors to universities, care homes and other commercial businesses.