Barry Sharples, Head of Debt Recovery

Barry Sharples, Head of Debt Recovery, Fieldfisher

I am the Head of Debt Recovery in the Fieldfisher Manchester office.

I specialise in the recovery of undisputed and bulk debts. I can offer assistance in various practice areas. I have over 14 years' experience in Debt Recovery.

My aim is to provide a fast, efficient and cost effective outsourced solution to undisputed and bulk debt recovery, for any claim value. I am able to offer various funding arrangements and also able to advise on the enforceability of Judgments and advise on the most practical way of recovering monies. I can also advise upon whether to pursue insolvency against a debtor.  

My niche practice area is in contract law which is evidenced by the following notable cases:-

  • Axa Sun Life Services Plc v Campbell Martin Limited & others [2011] EWCA Civ 133 (also see Chitty on Contracts)
  • Thinc Group Limited v Armstrong [2012] EWCA Civ 1227

These cases predominantly hinged upon the Enforceability of specific clauses within commercial contracts. These clauses were "entire agreement", "conclusive evidence" and "prohibition against set-off". These clauses had a far reaching effect for the business, due to the large amount of debt being recovered. The decisions obtained provided clarity for commercial debts and for the debt recovery sector.  

Outside of work, I am a School Governor and supporter of Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club. 

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