For Debtors – How we help defend a claim for money owed.
We can quickly assess the claim that is made against you. Our lawyers are thorough and will check the details and where you stand legally.
In many circumstances a claim can be defended and in some circumstances a counter claim can be made against the plaintiff. It is important to get this advice as early as possible. It is easier to defend a claim before a judgement is made, although it is still possible in some circumstances to get a judgement overturned.
The earlier you seek advice the better. Your lawyer advising you on the debt will be able to establish what you rightfully owe or not. Often, costs or penalty interest can be added and this can be successfully negotiated down or removed. This is also true with the debt itself. It might be that you require more time or can only afford to pay part of the debt.
A competent litigation lawyer will be able to assist to renegotiate the debt, payment terms or possibly even have the debt wiped. Our litigation lawyers assist debtors in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with the taxation (ATO disputes), banks, private lenders, suppliers and more.