Martin Hughes

Consultant - Debt Recovery


Martin Hughes is a Consultant and former Director and Commercial Recoveries specialist. Martin’s expertise covers all areas of credit management including, Credit control policy, consumer & commercial litigation, International debt recovery, Insolvency, Legal process, Pre-legal collections, General credit management advice, Credit Risk, Integration of company sales ledgers and department structures.

Martin has been a member of the Institute of Credit Management since the 1980s and was Credit Manager for several large PLCs before joining Shoosmiths (Spratt Endicott’s precursor firm) in 1990.

In his time at the firm, Martin has continually expanded the Debt Recovery department, attracting many blue-chip clients and developing a team renowned as one of the finest in the region. Over the past 3 years, Spratt Endicott’s Debt Recovery department has achieved Top Tier status in the Legal 500 UK.

In 2017, Martin stepped down as Head of Department and handed leadership of the department to Richard Gwynne.

Martin is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2018-19, and his Debt Recovery team is ranked in the top tier in the South East region.

Martin’s clients often describe him as a professional who takes his time to understand a client’s business and requirements, and handles his cases in a highly approachable, knowledgeable manner while providing excellent advice on what action his client needs to take.

What clients have said...

How businesses can go about recovering debt from former employees

Case Studies

  • Cash Flow Turnaround

    At the request of a bank we went to see […]

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  • Recovery of Debt in Mexico

    We received a telephone call from the Credit Manager of […]

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  • Audit of Internal Credit Control Procedures

    Whilst acting for a client (a national manufacturer of boilers […]

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