Allison Thompson

Business, Debt

Title: Head of Debt Recovery

Tel: 0191 226 3719

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Allison joined Sintons in November 2019 as the Head of the Debt Recovery department.

Allison has worked in the legal sector since 1987 and owned her own debt recovery business before joining Simpson Millar in 2009, where she worked as head of their debt department for several years. Allison then took a short career break to focus on local politics, community work and she became Mayor of Gateshead.


  • Allison has experience of advising clients on a range of debt related matters, including;
  • Pre-action considerations – profiling the debt and the debtor;
  • Preparing letters before action and County Court Claims;
  • Preparation of bankruptcy and winding up proceedings; and
  • Advising clients on effective debt recovery and successful enforcement options

Allison and the team deal with bulk volume debt recovery as well as bespoke complex debt collection matters for companies and individuals. Allison’s role involves maintaining client relations for the department as well as running a caseload of debt recovery matters which includes issuing letters before action, county court claims and bulk enforcement, as well as dealing with insolvency matters such as statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions.

Away from the office Allison enjoys and socialising with friends and family, especially her two young grandsons.  She enjoys going to the theatre, live music events and hiking in the great outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.

Allison is a charity volunteer and is a Trustee of two local charities. She is also an active supporter of the CWU Humanitarian Aid Charity and has taken part in convoy trips across Europe to deliver aid to orphanages and hospitals with the charity.

Client / Professional Quotes:

Allison was listed as a key individual in the Legal 500 2022 and 2023 Guides where she was described as being “responsive, concise and knowledgeable. I was impressed with her professional conduct and pragmatic approach.”

““of all solicitors over the years in debt recovery and commercial the best by far.”

“Thanks for you help with this matter.  First class service.”

“Thanks for your work in sorting this matter for us. Your professionalism and swiftness in dealing with it was first class.  Any more disputes I get you’ll be getting called straight away.”

Key Practice Areas

  • Debt Recovery
  • Debt Collection
  • Invoice Recoveries
  • Rent Arrears
  • Service Charge Collections
  • Commercial Property Rent Arrears
  • Overpayment of wages, commissions & bonuses