Insolvency & debt recovery

Insolvency and being owed money are facts of commercial life, whether we like it or not. And the way we deal with them can have a profound effect on both our business success and our individual wealth.

But the legal complications of debts and insolvency can often get in the way of getting on with business. That’s why it’s important that your lawyers focus on reaching a workable and commercial solution to insolvency, not just one based on the black letter law.

Whether you’re trying to recover money you’re owed from a business or struggling to know what to do once your own business has become insolvent, we can help. We’re also experts at working with insolvency practitioners who need legal guidance in the external administration process.

 

We can:

  • Help you get back money you’re owed through informal as well as formal debt recovery as cost effectively as possible.

  • Help you restructure your business or finances through voluntary administration or Part X of the Bankruptcy Act.

  • Negotiate and advise on deeds of company arrangement, personal insolvency agreements and other contracts and agreements that protect your interests and give you the confidence you need to get on with business.

  • Advise you on voluntary administration, receivership, liquidation and bankruptcy so that you know your rights and obligations and can protect your - or your clients’ - interests.

  • Advise you where you stand on unfair preference claims, insolvent trading actions, proofs of debt, retention of title claims, PPSA and other technical insolvency issues.

  • Help you reach a workable and commercial solution through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution.

  • Represent you in bringing or defending a claim in all State and Commonwealth courts and tribunals.

  • Actively manage the debt recovery process for multiple debt portfolios through our unique file management system.

  • Help you develop your own internal recovery system to help reduce the need to engage lawyers to chase down future debts.

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