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Debt Collection Lawyers

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If unpaid debt and invoices are affecting your business, Shine Lawyers can help. The prospect of excessive or unexpected legal costs can often discourage businesses from reclaiming their debts. Shine Lawyers helps businesses by recovering their debts on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

Shine Lawyers will provide its legal services free of charge until you get a successful result, i.e. money recovered from your debtor. This includes paying for other legal expenses like court filing fees, search costs and service fees for undefended matters.

No commissions, recover all the money you’re owed

If we are successful in the recovery, we charge a fixed fee for our legal services - unlike debt collection agencies that charge up to 15% commission on your debt. If there’s no money recovered, then there is nothing to pay.

In the event we recover all monies owed we will charge the debtor our recoverable legal fees & disbursements allowing you to keep all the money you are entitled to.

We put our client first and apply the right amount of pressure to make your overdue a priority. It’s in our best interest to recover your debt fast, because if you don’t get your money back we are not paid.

No win no fee debt collection

Shine Lawyers offers competitive prices for successful recoveries of undefended matters. Our team is dedicated to debt collection and recovery matters. With a proven track record in achieving results for our clients, we are experts in this area of law.

To find out more about our no win no fee debt recovery services and pricing structure, get in touch with the team via the forms below.

Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Debt Collection Lawyers

Once we start proceedings in the appropriate court and file a Statement of Claim (SoC), the debtor will have 28 days after being served with the statement of claim to respond – either by paying the debt or filing a defence (please note: for proceedings commenced in Victoria, the debtor will have 21 days after being served to respond).

If the deadline expires and the debtor has not complied with SoC, a request for default judgement can be filed. A default judgment is a judgment in your favour due to the debtor failing to file a defence.

Most of the disbursements (which are incurred by Shine) can be recovered by the debtor. For example, legal documents must be at a company’s registered address, which can sometimes require company searches costing up to $50. On the other hand, disbursements also relate to court filing fees (e.g. for a debt that’s between $10,000 to $20,000, the court filing fee for the statement of claim will be $478).

A garnishee order is made by the court and allows you to recover debt from the debtor’s bank after a judgment has been made. It requires the bank to pay you (or your business) the debt owed from the debtors bank account, in accordance with judgment made.

We are very good at recovering your debt and our team has a proven track record in achieving results for our clients.

Case Studies:
Our client’s company was owed $15,000. After countless attempts, time and money spent in trying to recover the debt without success, Shine Lawyers took over the process on a no win no fee* basis. Our team of experts recovered the debt quickly and at no upfront cost to our client.

Luke Whiffen – Practice Leader
Luke has more than 17 years’ experience in debt collection and as a commercial litigator. Luke advises creditors and insolvency administrators on all aspects of litigious corporate and personal insolvency and also acts regularly for company liquidators and bankruptcy trustees.

James Hulbert – Insolvency Consultant
James has a unique passion for helping businesses deal with the problems presented by debtors. With a wide-ranging and thorough understanding of the challenges faced by businesses in Australia, James prides himself on his ability to tailor the right solutions to the business’ or individual’s needs.

Our team is dedicated to debt recovery and insolvency matters. With a proven track record in achieving results for our clients, we are experts in this area of law.

We take the time to understand your situation, formulate practical and effective solutions, and carefully explain all options that are available to you.

We are not your typical ‘clinical lawyers’. We believe it is a privilege to stand up for companies and individuals when they need us.

A Creditor’s Statutory Demand for Payment of Debt is a written demand made on a debtor company for debts owed over $2,000.00 pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). After service of the Creditors Statutory Demand for Payment of Debt, the debtor company has 21 days to pay the amount demanded.

An Application for Winding Up in Insolvency is made against a debtor company in the Court on the basis that the debtor company has failed to comply with the Creditor’s Statutory Demand of Payment of Debt and therefore is deemed insolvent. The debtor is said to be insolvent when it cannot pay its debts when they are due (the debt being the money owed to your business).

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