LCF Law, a leading law firm headquartered in Bradford, has bolstered its specialised debt recovery team with the addition of three new members, a response to the increased contract wins experienced by the division since the beginning of the year.

Amy Dobson has recently taken on the role of a debt recoveries executive. With a background of 20 years at LCF Law, she spent the last three years at another Yorkshire law firm. In her new position, Dobson is tasked with assisting clients in the recovery of both disputed and undisputed debts.

Joining the team as apprentices are Elke Timlin-Bates and Gracie Porter. They will undertake legal administration apprenticeships while working within the team. Their responsibilities include coordinating payment terms, handling correspondence for debtors, and working on various legal documents such as claim forms, judgments, enforcements, statutory demands, bankruptcies, and winding up petitions.

With these new appointments, LCF Law now has six apprentices training across its four Yorkshire offices. The firm initiated its apprenticeship scheme in 2014, providing a financially supported pathway to a career in law. Partnering with a training organisation, the programme includes structured mentoring and paid study leave.

LCF Law’s debt recovery team serves PLCs, SMEs, and insolvency practitioners, catering to national and regional businesses such as car rental companies and builders’ merchants. In addition to debt collection, the team offers advice on credit policies, credit assessments, and internal credit control processes.

LCF Law’s head of debt recovery, Andrew Langton, said: “Since the start of the year demand for our services has soared as a result of our strong track record for recovering a high percentage return on net debts. In addition, at a time when company insolvencies are increasing and some businesses are taking longer to pay or wanting to increase credit terms, those owed money have a keen desire to get paid promptly and pursue unpaid invoices efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Amy has a wealth of experience in debt recovery and after previously spending two decades at LCF Law, she’s already very familiar with the firm and lots of our clients, meaning she has immediately hit the ground running. Elke and Gracie will also further enhance the level of efficiency and promptness within the team, which is often crucial in debt recovery. We’re also looking forward to supporting them with their apprenticeships, which will open up a variety of potential legal and debt recovery career options for them to pursue.”