By Darrin Mitchell, a Senior Associate in Matthews Folbigg’s Insolvency, Restructuring and Debt Recovery Group.
Aside from being a lawyer, Darrin has been involved in debt recovery for 30 years, helping companies and individuals recover monies due and owing to them.
Before Darrin was admitted as a lawyer, he worked for a finance company and a mercantile agent so he saw first hand the nuts and bolts of dealing with debtors.
This experience has given Darrin a boost in assisting clients to recover monies in-house up to the management of a full blown hearing where the debtor defends everything from non-supply of goods to alleging that the goods supplied were defective. It also allows Darrin to give advice on the implications of debt recovery, so clients can make practical, commercial decisions.
Why should I use a lawyer to collect my debts?
The answer is that in most cases you should not use a lawyer. Most lawyers don’t have the X factor that will get a debt recovered as for most, debt recovery is just one of many areas of law listed on the firm’s “We Do …” list on their webpage.