Local Authority Recoveries

A trusted partner

Solutions for business rates collections and problematic cases

Pilot Project

Why not get started with
a 3-month trial pilot project.

As the leading team in the country dealing with local authority revenues, we will help you improve collections. We are recognised for our expertise in business rates and council tax, whether that be collections or specialist advice on ratings and avoidance issues.

We start with a careful and forensic look at each case – then we come up with a strategy to get a swift and successful recovery, whilst protecting your reputation.

NDR Regional Forums

We run regional NDR forums around the country to help local authorities come together and tackle common issues with non-payment. Collection of Non Domestic Rates (NDR) is a higher priority than ever before as local authorities edge closer to full retention and instances of fraud and avoidance are on the increase. With local authorities often facing the same problems, sometimes from the same businesses, it’s time for a new approach.

  • Updates from Greenhalgh Kerr on ongoing current avoidance matters
  • Feedback and tips on handling some of the most common avoidance schemes
  • Opportunities for individuals to discuss ‘specific problem cases’ to see if these occur in any other Authority
  • Advice and assistance with any collection and insolvency related issues arising whether these relate to NDR or Council Tax

Find your nearest NDR, Avoidance & Collections Forum:

Yorkshire
12.10.2021

North West
14.10.2021

Essex
15.10.2021

Norfolk
22.10.2021

West Midlands
13.10.2021

South East
21.10.2021

South West
20.10.2021

Thames Valley
19.10.2021

London
20.10.2021

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Procuring Our Services

Procurement can often be a barrier to revenues teams who wish to use the services of Greenhalgh Kerr to assist with recoveries. However, there is now an option...

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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....

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Key Contacts

Greenhalgh Kerr Richard Kerr
Richard Kerr

In 2003 Richard teamed up with fellow litigator Ian Greenhalgh, becoming a partner in 2006, and helped to grow the firm into the practice it is today. Clients appreciate his down to earth approachability, strong technical knowledge and results focused approach to litigation.

Greenhalgh Kerr Annara Rodger
Annara Rodger

Annara has over 20 years’ experience in the enforcement and recovery sector. She heads our Local Authority collections team. Her hands on approach with NDR and council tax cases ensures quick recoveries whilst maintaining the reputation of the firm’s council clients.

Greenhalgh Kerr Alex Worthington
Alex Worthington

Alex completed his law degree at Queens’ College, Cambridge and joined Greenhalgh Kerr in 2017. He is now employed as Counsel and practices in each of the firm’s core business areas; Local Government Finance, Asset Finance, Insolvency and Landlord & Tenant.

Let's start working together

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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

01

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.

02

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.

03

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.

04

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.