18-month-old overdue debt paid in 2 days

29-November-2010 Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

It pays to act on overdue accounts

Every business needs to manage their cashflow. Overdue accounts can make this hard. This case study demonstrates how bringing in Streeterlaw Sydney Lawyers speeded up the process dramatically.

The Pain

  • Aged debt in excess of 18 months owed to a corporation.
  • Debt amount $10,000

The Debt Recovery Solution

Step 1

Rather than simply writing a letter to the last known address the Streeterlaw legal team went to work. A series of telephone calls and searches enabled the legal team to identify the correct contact telephone number for the director of the debtor company.

Step 2

A debt recovery letter of demand was dispatched informing them of the consequences of their failure to pay the debt within the prescribed time frame.

Step 3

An SMS was dispatched to the director’s mobile phone number notifying him of the imminent arrival of the debt recovery letter and inviting him to contact our Sydney office to arrange payment.

Debt Recovery Result:

Full payment by cheque of the $10,000 debt was made within two days of dispatch of demand letter.

Debt Recovery Cost:

Debt recovery costs to the client were less than 1.2% of the value of the debt.

Client testimony:

“We don’t know why we waited so long to get you involved – thanks for all your assistance and advice. We so rarely have any debtors that the commencement of legal action was outside of our comfort zone.

I have no hesitation in recommending Streeterlaw for the recovery of commercial debts – it certainly worked for us.”

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Written by Mark Streeter

Mark Streeter

The Director of Streeterlaw, Mark has been practicing Law since 1994. He has attained his Masters of Law in 1999 and in 2006 was awarded his Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation. Mark is a member of ARITA, a graduate of the AICD and a member of AICM. A member of STEP, Mark enjoys working in the area of Wills and Estates. In 2020 Mark is the Chair of STEP NSW.

Call us on 02 8197 0105 to book an appointment with Mark Streeter!

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