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Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery Services

We are debt recovery and dispute resolution experts

We are experts in debt recovery in commercial disputes. If your business is owed money by another business, our debt collection lawyers can help you recover what you're owed.

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We provide free consultations for new clients so you know where you stand from the start.

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We'll advise you on whether your debtor has the capacity to pay and how best to proceed.

Get a resolution sooner

We won't waste your time, our goal is to get your debt paid as quickly as possible.

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How we handle debt recovery


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We will determine if the debtor has the capacity to pay and advise you on your options.


We will pursue your case through VCAT or the courts.


We help you right through to the enforcement actions and statutory demands.

Our debt recovery team

Our debt recovery lawyers are highly experienced with dispute resolution and litigation. If there's been a breach of contract, we can help you get a favourable outcome for your business and recover the debt you're owed.

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Experience you can rely on

Our team has extensive experience handling debt recovery cases, including litigating in the Magistrates' Court. All types of dispute resolution need to be handled carefully. And we're the experts when it comes to debt recovery services.

Efficient outcomes

Debt recovery efforts need to be fast and efficient so you can get the money you're owed without spending it all on legal fees. We work hard to ensure you get the best result as quickly as possible.

Clear, honest advice

Choosing the right course of action is essential for any legal matter to be successful. We will investigate if your debtor is insolvent before proceeding with legal action because we don't want to waste your time or money.

Flexible pricing

We provide fixed fee or flexible pricing options to suit you and your case. We also We provide a free consultation for new clients so you can get a better understanding of your options.

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Your questions answered

What is a Statutory Demand?

Like a Letter of Demand, a Statutory Demand is a document issued to a debtor by the creditor. However, while a Letter of Demand acts as a warning and outlines steps that could be taken in the future, an unpaid Statutory Demand leads to immediate repercussions.

A debtor is presumed to be insolvent if they are unable to comply with a Statutory Demand. It is the final step before a liquidator takes over the debtor’s affairs and closes them to the benefit of the creditor.

What is a Letter of Demand?

A Letter of Demand is one of the first steps toward recouping the money you are owed from your debtor. The letter outlines all the important factors of the dispute, such as:

  • The parties involved, usually the creditor and the debtor
  • The date on which the letter was sent
  • How much money the debtor owes
  • The date on which the debt was supposed to be paid
  • When the debt needs to be paid by
  • How the debt should be paid (e.g. transferred into a bank account)

A Letter of Demand also includes notice that legal action can be started if the debt is not paid. Plus, it informs the debtor if they must pay additional costs — like fees and interest — on the debt.

What will AANDI Lawyers do to recover my debt?

Recovering a debt can be a long and tedious process, but it can be far easier and simpler if you have the right help.

Our team at AANDI Lawyers can help you through every stage of the process, starting with a Letter of Demand and escalating to court action or a Statutory Demand.

What is the law for debt collection?

If you have been engaged by a party for your services or supply of goods for a fee, and they do not pay, you have the legal right to sue that person for the amount owed.

What if the other party refuses to pay an invoice, what are my options?

You have two options:

  1. Litigate against the other party
  2. Issue a statutory demand if the amount owed is over $5,000 and there is no dispute about the amount owing

The consequence of issuing a statutory demand is that if the company does not set it aside, non-payment of the amount owing (within the time stipulated in the demand) is an act of insolvency, and you can apply to the court to wind a company up.

What is the process to recover a debt?

We will review your paperwork, then send a letter of demand. If we do not receive a response or the response is evasive or unreasonable, we issue proceedings. Prior to issuing proceedings, we carry out usual searches to ascertain from the material available if the debtor has the capacity to pay.

What is the likelihood of recovering a claim?

This depends on the financial capacity of the debtor to pay their debt.

Is a statutory demand the best process to follow to recover a debt?

This varies between cases. Statutory demands should not be used solely for a debt collection option, our view is to use this is in limited circumstances. Also, if there is some uncertainty about the agreement statutory demands should be avoided.

We review the correspondence between you and the debtor. If that correspondence suggests that the debtor does not dispute the amount owed, and the debtor continues to trade a good business, then a statutory demand is warranted.

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