Some businesses and people find that debtors will ignore their demands to pay an outstanding debt, but they will respond to a solicitor’s demand. A solicitors legal letter is very persuasive in the majority of circumstances. This low cost option is the best initial action you can take for debt collection, as it is very affordable.
Notice of Final Demand: We have a solicitor post a letter of demand to the debtor under the law firms letterhead demanding payment by a specified date (normally within 14 days from date of posting). It warns that legal action will be taken against them if the payment is not made. It also seeks information from the debtor about why payment has not been forthcoming and invites the debtor to contact YOU directly about payment or dispute.
To commence Immediate Legal Action: Our solicitors will commence drafting a Statement of Claim against the debtor and will file this with the court. The court will then take action against the debtor and summons them to court and they have the option of defending the matter or they may not contest it. If the debtor does not contest the Statement of Claim, our solicitors can then file a Default Judgement against them and commence recovery options. If the debtor does file a Defence, we will be required to attend court on your behalf.