Charles Noakes, Consultant
Charles acts on behalf of local authorities and SMEs in the UK and abroad, to obtain and enforce judgements against debtors.
For example, he was instructed by a banking client to recover a substantial sum from a company that didn’t have a UK address. The client was about to give up, and gave us one chance to recover the debt. Charles located assets worth over £1 million, including a property that was mortgaged in Portugal. We commenced bankruptcy proceedings, and the case was settled before the hearing.
He gained a degree in accountancy and finance at Hertfordshire University, then worked in property for several years. He has been working as a paralegal since 2013.
His top tip to clients is: “Don’t delay in commencing legal proceedings. Involve us quickly. The longer you leave it, the harder it is to recover, as the debtor’s situation might change.”
Charles is Debt Recovery Manager at our sister firm, Welbeck Solicitors LLP.
After work, Charles merely “goes home, eats, and sleeps”. He goes out for a few drinks “now and again” and enjoys watching football on TV (he supports Arsenal).