Debt Recovery and Debt Collection
Running a business can be hard enough even without also having to deal with unpaid accounts. Especially in today’s economic climate those accounts can remain unpaid for ever increasing amounts of time. Unfortunately, it can get to the stage where you need professional debt recovery legal assistance to attempt the recovery of unpaid debts.
Our debt recovery and collection process
At Corney & Lind we have adopted an approach to debt recovery which is:
- Commercial (we only recommend action which we believe will maximise your chances of recovery);
- Ethical (we act professionally and do not engage in invasive or harassing tactics); and
- Affordable (fixed fee debt recovery options).
We offer a number of debt recovery options including, fixed fee letters of demand, Small Claim Tribunal/Minor Debt Claims, Court Proceedings and Creditor’s Statutory Demands.
Why use us rather than a debt recovery or collection agent?
Many debt recovery agents charge a collection fee calculated as a percentage of the monies recovered by them. We do notcharge any ‘success’ fee or take a pre-determined percentage of the monies recovered. This means that, in many instances, our costs are often very competitive with those charged by debt recovery agents. For example we are able to often consider the terms of the debt, provide some advice and issue a letter of demand for less than $300.
Also, if the debt recovery agent is not initially successful in recovering the outstanding debt, usually they will have no other choice but to put the matter into the hands of a lawyer anyway (this often means you pay for both the lawyer’s fees and the collection fee in the event of a successful recovery).
Why not ‘cut to the chase’ and go straight to us and have a letter of demand issued on a lawyer’s letter- head with the confidence that your debt recovery will be handled efficiently and ethically.
Contact our Client Services Manager, Bronwyn Beveridge on (07) 3252 0011.