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Sham Lease or Valid Transaction?

Up until very recently, the Court has generally found in favour of companies running rates avoidance/mitigation schemes when considering whether a lease is a sham or valid transaction.
The recent decision of Isle Investments Limited v Leeds City Council CO/2677/2020 (“Isle Investments”) is a relatively rare victory for Local Authorities in this hard-fought field.


Unpaid Charging Orders

In our experience, a large proportion of debtors who are aware that a charging order has been placed on a property take the view that that is a sufficient resolution for the council and therefore make no further effort to repay the debt.

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Recoveries from Deceased Estates

Benjamin Franklin once stated that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. It is therefore reasonable to assume that companies will have to deal with recovering a debt from the estate of a deceased customer or client.

Greenhalgh Kerr
Olympic House, Beecham Court,
Smithy Brook Rd,
Wigan WN3 6PR

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+44 (0)333 200 5200

We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business

We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business. We have designed our pilot projects to give lenders and creditors the comfort and confidence in our service before formally and fully switching recoveries providers. This time also allows new clients to benchmark our service levers and results against existing providers and others.

How it works


You choose 10 recoveries cases

You choose 10 recoveries cases to get us started. We’ll deliver our usual onboarding protocol where we’ll get to know you and your systems, culture, methods, preferences, and requirements.


We get started

We assess each case by setting a strategy then grading and reporting on the case in terms of prospects and timescales and cost. We make immediate contact with debtors, and pursue a recovery in our tried and tested ways.


We review

We deliver ongoing, structured, tailored reports as per your needs and carry out a full 3-month review on these 20 cases. There we’ll discuss how we have worked together, patterns we have seen in your borrowers, your systems, your documents, your pre-legal conduct, outcomes, highs and lows, legal costs (and costs borne by debtors), and possible improvements in all of these.


No strings

We carry on working in this way until all cases have been concluded. You are then free to carry on your discussions with us or to use the experience and market intelligence gained by working with us in the future.

Lenders and creditors have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by engaging with us on a pilot project.