By working with Judge & Priestley, I have seen a marked increase in our debt recovery levels. The staff we deal with are friendly, efficient and accommodating.

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Uday Patel

Uday Patel


Uday is a Partner in the Debt Recovery team, with considerable experience of dealing with the recovery of a wide range of high value debt types and complex commercial disputes.


Since joining Judge & Priestley, Uday has acted for, and continues to act for, a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Uday has a caseload of matters focusing on commercial contractual disputes (supply of goods and services), the recovery of council tax and housing benefit overpayments, leasehold service charge disputes, consumer credit debts and disputes arising from the provision of utilities.

Uday also has considerable experience and knowledge of dealing with corporate and personal insolvency, relating to the filing or winding up and bankruptcy petitions, applications to set aside statutory demands, applications to annul and applications for block transfer.

After graduating from the College of Law, Uday worked as a paralegal assisting in commercial and residential property transactions and litigation work. He then worked for some time at the Financial Ombudsman Service, gaining in depth commercial knowledge while adjudicating disputes between customers and banks.

Uday joined Judge & Priestley in 2010 and qualified in 2013. Uday was made a Partner in 2018.

Recent Highlights

Uday has built up a caseload of Order for Sale matters, enforcing secured charges held by clients and dealing with the repossession and sale of properties, and lastly, Uday has a growing caseload of insurance disputes relating to vehicle damage and household claims for a number of the firm’s insurance clients.


Uday is currently the Secretary for the Bromley & District Law Society.

Outside of Work

Uday is a keen sports player with particular interest in football and golf and he enjoys films.