Debt collection and recovery

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Efficient debt recovery and credit management is an important function of any business. Not all debts and debtors are the same. Effective debt recovery requires a tailored, value-driven approach with a focus on net recovery.   

Our experienced debt recovery and enforcement specialists act for national credit suppliers, financiers, family owned businesses and international clients across a range of debt recovery issues, from simply applying legal pressure on debtors to pay, to representing creditors in complex and disputed debt recovery actions.
Our expertise
  • District and High Court debt recovery proceedings
  • ​Issuing Statutory Demands
  • Letters of Demand
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes
  • Enforcing security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act​
  • Property Law Act enforcement processes
  • Company liquidation proceedings
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Summary Judgment Court proceedings
  • Enforcing debts against guarantors
  • Debt restructuring and negotiation
  • Credit risk management and security advice
Debt collection and recovery experience
  • Representing a national manufacturer in defended summary judgment proceedings involving disputed guarantees and the enforcement of a PPSA security interest.
  • Acting for a retail franchisor in High Court proceedings for the recovery of franchise fees.
  • Acting for the receivers of a national food distributor in the recovery of the company’s debtors ledger consisting of more than 200 debtors.
  • Representing a financier in the repossession and sale of vehicle securities.
  • Acting for credit suppliers and insolvency professionals in multiple bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings.
  • Representing a large residential body corporate in the recovery of body corporate repair levies from multi-unit owners.
  • Advising credit suppliers on debt recovery and credit protection provisions for their customer terms of trade.
  • Acting for an Australian construction company in the enforcement of an Australian Supreme Court judgment in New Zealand summary judgment and bankruptcy proceedings.
Key contacts
Caroline Key Contact
Caroline Harris
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mark Key Contact
Mark Sullivan
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Level 13, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849

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