Debt Recovery Panel

Since the Bar Council can no longer assist with unpaid fees, the Bar Council is providing a panel of solicitors' firms who provide debt-recovery services and come recommended by clients. The panel is not an exclusive list of those offering debt-recovery services for the Bar and the Bar Council welcomes further recommendations from barristers and chambers for further additions to the panel.

This independent panel of solicitors' firms have demonstrated an understanding of the demands of the Bar and the delicacy required when seeking to recover fees from the professional client, in particular the sensitivities around preserving long term commercial relationships. The Bar Council will have no involvement in the cases and its role is limited to promoting the availability of the panel. Neither does it endorse any particular service or firm, rather it affirms that the firms on the panel have made a commitment to understanding the needs of the practitioner and the business of chambers.  

The panel provides a choice of payment options, with firms working on a no win no fee basis as well as at fixed up front rates giving barristers choice, depending on their individual preference and circumstances.


Current firms on the Panel


Thrings LLP specialise in the recovery of unpaid fees for professionals.Their experience in the sector means they achieve outstanding results through a sympathetic, subtle and quality driven process.They understand the complexities of barrister's business environments and the need for a consistently professional approach.

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Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP (VWV) is a full service commercial and private client firm with a national reputation in key sectors. At the core of its practice, however, is a focus on the client as an individual. It operates from offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham. It is nationally recognised for its strong litigation practice and debt recovery and provides their clients with a partner led team available to guide its clients in a cost effective and expert manner.

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