Debt Recovery

Need debts collected fast? Look no further.

We understand chasing debt and unpaid invoices can be a frustrating experience which can ultimately hurt your cash flow and business profits. Competent legal representation sends debtors a clear message, which will inevitably save you time and money in recovering money you are rightfully owed. Whether you are a business with customers failing to pay or an individual recovering personal debt due to a loan agreement, we can help.

Our recovery service is efficient and cost-effective. Our recovery lawyers in Melbourne use a specific and strategic methodology to quickly recover your money, whilst taking into account the need to maintain your client relationships and reputation. Our lawyers take a proactive approach. We will ensure your outstanding account becomes your debtor’s priority.

How Does It Work?

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Contact us Today

Tell us about your situation. Our dedicated recovery team take the time to get to know you and your business to provide a strategy that is tailored to your commercial, legal and reputational needs.

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Get Advice and Options

Discuss your options. We consider the nature of the debt and provide you with clear and easy to understand options as to how to best legally recover your money in the most commercially viable way.

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Take Action

Recover your money. We demand payment. If the debt is not paid or a satisfactory arrangement made, we progress with initiating legal processes swiftly.

The difference in using us is that your creditor will see that you are serious about collecting the debt.

Our Proven Approach – Ensuring Your Debt Is Paid

  • Letter of Demand to the Debtor – our letters of demand, tailored to your circumstances and thought goes into the process rather than taking a cookie cutter approach.
  • Contact the Debtor – we will not hesitate to contact your debtor to create urgency and encourage fast action.
  • Negotiation – where necessary, and throughout the recovery process, our debt recovery lawyers will work with you to negotiate with the debtor for payment and any disputes that may arise over the debt.
  • Legal Action (Statement of Claim) – based on the debtor’s response or lack of response, it may be suitable to commence court proceedings.
  • Settlement of the Debt – Part of our finesse is finalising the matter carefully and cost-effectively. Our unique way of encouraging a settlement with a debtor will generally better secure your position and, in many cases, recover your legal costs.

 

What happens if you obtain a court judgement against the debtor?

If a judgement is obtained, there are a range of enforcement methods available to recover your money and in many cases, the legal costs. We can assist you with these proceedings to ensure your money is repaid.

  • Seizing goods and property from the debtor to repay the debt
  • Summons for Oral Examination – the debtor must attend Court to explain their assets and liabilities
  • Garnishee Orders – a court order that requires the employer to ‘dock the pay’ of the debtor
  • Bankruptcy of the debtor
  • Liquidation/Winding up of the company that owes you money

Protecting Your Business for The Future

Prevention is better than cure. It is important to minimise future debt by protecting your business by having tailored, tightly drafted contracts, terms of trade and agreements.

We can look at your current terms, obligation free, to check that they are sufficient or should be revised. We can provide quality advice and assist with revising or drafting this documentation if you don’t already have it in place. This will ensure you have well-drafted agreements to protect you from future bad debt and the headache of unpaid invoices.

Why Are We Better Than a Debt Collection Agency?

As litigation lawyers, we are tough and experienced in negotiating. Lawyers will charge you legal fees, whereas a debt collection agency will take a percentage of what they collect for you (however much that is). Lawyers are not allowed to charge a percentage. We just work hard for you and use legal process from the start to go hard after a recovering your money.

The other aspect with debt collection agencies is that the person making the call on your behalf is making call after call and that person does not have a legal degree typically. They operate more like a call centre. This is where we have a much more effective, tailored strategy in recovering money for our clients from their creditors.

Legal process, used properly, with each stage carefully considered, will almost always get you to the top of the get to the pile of the debtor’s priorities much faster. This is just our experience over many many years.

As debt ages, the recouping of debt or the defending of a claim becomes increasingly difficult. It is important to act quickly and obtain professional support. Contact us today on 1300 907 335 to discuss your situation or complete the enquiry form below.

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Our Locations

Melbourne CBD

Level 8,
446 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Chadstone

Level 8,
1341 Dandenong Rd,
Chadstone Vic 3148

Dandenong

Level 2,
311 Lonsdale St
Dandenong Vic 3175

Frankston

Ground Flr,
435 Nepean Hwy
Frankston Vic 3199

Moorabbin

Level 1,
441 South Road
Moorabbin Vic 3189

Preston

Ground Flr,
84 Hotham St,
Preston Vic 3072

Sunshine

Level 5,
12 Clarke Street
Sunshine Vic 3020