Our highly trained debt recovery lawyers and support staff are here to assist creditors in debt recovery in Queensland and interstate in the quickest possible timeframe and to also assist debtors who need help disputing a debt or negotiating time to pay.
Our debt recovery lawyers provide a full service starting from issuing a letter of demand or responding to one setting out any dispute, commencing or defending court proceedings, enforcing judgments and negotiating payment arrangements.
Our lawyers also handle large volume debt recovery for debt collection and other organisations and can offer competitive pricing for this service.
Our debt recovery lawyers have a proven track record of recovering debts for banks, building societies, large government and private organisations, debt collection firms, small businesses and individuals. While our offices are located on the Gold Coast, we represent creditors and debtors in all geographical regions of Queensland and interstate.
If you are owed money, our debt recovery lawyers can assist to:
If the debt is owed by a company, we can if appropriate issue a Creditor’s Statutory Demand for Payment of Debt requiring payment within 21 days.
If you have received a letter of demand or a court proceeding claiming a debt, our debt recovery lawyers and litigation lawyers will:
If the debt is owed by a company and you have received a Creditor’s Statutory Demand for Payment, our debt recovery lawyers and litigation lawyers can prepare an application to set it aside if a genuine dispute exists, however that application must be filed and served within 21 days of the service of the demand.
Yes, if you have a written agreement with the debtor that includes a clause allowing for the recovery of debt collection costs. Even if you do not have such an agreement, you may be able to recover some of your legal costs if you are successful in a court claim against the debtor.
That depends on the law firm that is engaged and the way that they calculate their fees. Our estimate of costs is given to you up-front and there are no hidden costs. You also have immediate access to a range of highly experienced and qualified lawyers in many fields of law should your matter become more complex due to the actions of the Debtor or the terms of the transaction, and we can act for you in the court proceedings.
If the matter proceeds in a court, in most cases the answer is no. We can prepare and file all Court documents for you and also appear in Court on your behalf at all applications and hearings. However, should your matter need to be determined at a Trial, you may need to attend Court to give evidence.
If however the matter proceeds in a tribunal such as QCAT, legal representation is only permitted in limited cases and it is almost certain that you will need to attend.
It is critical that you take legal advice as soon as possible. If a demand has been properly served, the company has only 21 days after service to file and serve an application to the Supreme or Federal Court for an order setting it aside. In that application, it is necessary to provide affidavits swearing to all aspects of the dispute relating to the debt. Many companies miss this time limit and lose the opportunity to dispute the debt, and the creditor can then make an application to wind up the company which can be disastrous.
At QBM Lawyers we focus on delivering effective results to clients and have the management, support, and facilities to do so. We understand our clients’ aims, acknowledge their challenges and opportunities and are able to listen and respond to their commercial needs.