Debt Collection Lawyers

The recovery of revenue from customers is paramount to the success of any business.
From time to time, most businesses encounter customers who are either slow to pay or simply refuse to pay. Unfortunately, debt collection is an unavoidable part of business.

Debt collection is the process of extracting money from customers who can’t or won’t pay their debts on time.

Debt Recovery Services

Our debt recovery lawyers have a variety of techniques to help our clients recover debts efficiently and cost-effectively. Rather than simply reverting to litigation, we have a range of services to help recover outstanding debts.

Our services:

  • Debt recovery
  • Letters of demand;
  • Credit agreements;
  • Statutory demands;
  • Winding up debtors;
  • Bankruptcy notices and proceedings;
  • Caveats; and
  • Securitising debts.

Successful results for clients include:

  • Recovery of over $250,000 in fees on behalf of an architect.
  • Recovery of commission for a real estate agency, winning in the Magistrate’s court and successfully defending a subsequent appeal in the District Court. In both instances, we obtained orders that the defendant pay our client’s costs.
  • Recovery of $65,000 in unpaid invoices for an engineering workshop. This included enforcing liens against certain assets held by customers.

If you need to talk to an expert about debt collection in Cairns, Townsville or anywhere in Australia, our lawyers can assist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to recover my debts?

Debt recovery timelines vary, but taking early action can increase the chances of recovery. After our initial consultation, we will provide an estimated timeframe. Our lawyers will help you choose the best recovery method to collect your debt and solve your problem quickly.

Will I have to go to court to recover my debt?

Every situation is unique. Our commercial debt collection lawyers will advise you on the best course of action to recover any debts owed. Before your debt recovery case goes to Court; we can explore many other dispute resolution methods. Our lawyers can help with negotiating credit agreements or legal demands for large amounts over $2,000.

For debt amounts under $25,000 we can support you file a claim through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

The debtor that owes me money has gone out of business, what can I do?

A debt recovery lawyer can help when a business is insolvent or declared bankrupt. This increases the chance of recovering debts owed to the business. With a thorough understanding of insolvency laws, we can assist with filing proof of debt, negotiating settlements, or commencing recovery proceedings.

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