Debt Recovery Team

Who We Are

The Debt Recovery is a dedicated team of solicitors and administrative staff which provides advice, assistance and representation to HSC bodies on all aspects of debt recovery.

What We Do

Examples of the type of work we carry out include:

  • Providing clear and concise legal advice and assistance to HSC bodies, as required, including on matters such as recovery of salary overpayments, residential and patient charges. 
  • Issuing court proceedings and follow-up enforcement procedures, as required to secure recovery of monies for the public purse. 
  • Providing ongoing dedicated legal advice to HSC bodies in respect of financial assessments for clients in Residential & Nursing homes in line with relevant legislation and Departmental guidance.
  • Supporting the Health and Social Care Trusts in fulfilling their statutory duties in respect of those vulnerable adults who lack capacity to look after their own financial affairs which includes making submissions to and attending before the Master of the Office of Care & Protection.  


The Debt Recovery team provides training, as required, to Trust Social Work and finance staff in relation to the areas of financial capacity and financial abuse.