How can we tackle late payments?

The issue of late payments and other unresolved commercial disputes is rarely out of the news at the moment.  And for good reason.Accounting software provider Xero estimates that SMEs have £131 billion tied up in late payments, while Pay.UK revealed that SMEs spend...

A New Year’s mission for us and A New Year’s Resolution for SMEs

Towards the end of last year, Escalate was recognised as one of the top 10 most innovative and exciting new businesses in the UK.  As part of the judging process, we had to explain who we are and what we do to a panel of business leaders. This is far from an easy task...

Chris Clay’s blog – An Escalate Story

I wanted to share a real Escalate story with you. It follows a typical dispute theme, but with a few twists to allow me to raise some hypothetical questions. The questions are all rhetorical and highlight some of the challenges that Escalate was designed to overcome....

Dispute resolution in the automotive sector

What can your business do when supply chains come under pressure? Midlands-based accountancy firm and Escalate partner Dains is reporting considerable interest in dispute resolution from businesses at all stages of the automotive industry in the region. This is...

Construction Retentions – it’s time for change

The construction retention is open to abuse, and contractors are potentially missing out on millions of pounds of unpaid invoices.Bill Bordill, a director at Escalate partner firm Decipher, explains why. The mood at the Mipim conference, the global property industry’s...