Ward Hadaway's dispute resolution team has selected Liberate from Linetime to support its debt recovery work. The 470 staff and 90 partner firm is a major player in the North of England. Key factors in the selection of Liberate included its integration with the firm’s iManage document management system and the pre-built interface to The Secure Data Transfer – a secure system to enable customers to upload and transfer data files directly to the HM Courts & Tribunals Service systems. The firm also liked teh fact that Liberate is a specialist and purpose-built debt recovery system as opposed to a generic case management system modified for the purpose.

Steven Petrie, Ward Hadaway's head of the commercial dispute resolution said: “We selected Liberate as it provides the firm with the tools to service our clients efficiently whilst still providing a personal service. The implementation of the Liberate client portal will provide our clients with 24/7 access to the latest case information and allows two way communication regarding the case and action to be taken.”

Liberate's workflow flexibility was seen as key in assisting the firm meet these goals.

The team services include:
• Bankruptcy petitions
• Collection calls
• County Court Claims
• Enforcement of existing judgements
• Full litigation services
• Insolvency advice
• International debt recovery
• Landlord and Tenant recovery
• Pre-litigation reviews
• Tracing of absconding debtors
• Winding-up petitions