Liquid assets are critical to settle short-term financial obligations
Chasing debtors to pay is time consuming
The importance of maintaining positive client relationships
Effective debt collection requires expert support
Clear pay-terms set the right expectations
The right policies and procedures improve invoice substantiation
Business guidance and support
No matter where you are in the debt cycle, we can help you with:
- Drafting terms and conditions to establish clear payment terms and communicate them to clients upfront
- Establishing processes to track payments, issuing reminder notices and Letter of Demand to reduce cashflow gaps
- Escalating bad debts and write-off’s
- Dispute resolution and mediation
Support with managing your cashflow
Our team of qualified Finance and Legal Specialists can help you with debt prevention, debt management and resolving disputes.
Marie CocherilSenior Commercial Lawyer Read Bio
Senior Commercial Lawyer
Marie is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer. Marie has an LL.B (Hons) and an LL.M (Corporate & Commercial) and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Marie has strong leadership experience, having worked closely with CEOs, Boards, and stakeholders to provide legal & compliance advice, corporate governance, strategic development & mitigation of organisational risk advice.
She is a hands-on lawyer with experience in commercial contracts, intellectual property law, procurement, information technology, competition and consumer law, insurance, and privacy (including management of big data).
Saraswathy VaratharajulluPrincipal Lawyer Read Bio
Saraswathy Varatharajullu is the Principal Lawyer of Constructive Legal Solutions. Saraswathy has years of experience in employment law and industrial relations having previously worked at the Fair Work Commission, and Professionals Australia (Union) as a Lawyer and National Industrial Officer. She also has expertise in construction contracts and commercial contracts as well as debt recovery.
Saraswathy is dedicated to providing support and guidance to clients with a pragmatic and tailored approach in a wide variety of matters from contract reviews and employee management to termination matters such as unfair dismissals and Enterprise Agreement bargaining. Saraswathy is also a qualified mediator and sits on the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workplace Relations Committee.
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We used CLS for updating all our employee contracts, the lawyer was a pleasure to work with and was very patient and easy to deal with.
Thank you for preparing this letter for us quickly and for the valuable advice you have provided both of us. You have explained the procedure of the Unfair Dismissal Application to us in a manner that is easy to understand and your honesty has been greatly appreciated. Again, we appreciate all that you did to help us with this case.
Constructive Legal Solutions were excellent for us in assisting with enterprise Agreement and went out of her way to navigate us through the complex nature of EA bargaining.
We are so grateful to the lawyer for her assistance in drafting sub contractor contracts tailored to our business. The process was easy from start to finish and the lawyer was informative and clear explaining all aspects of the contracts. The pricing for this service was very affordable which is an important consideration for small business owners.
Engaging, entertaining, thought provoking……
In the current climate and the crazy litigious society we live in, it is good to know that NECA have expanded the services offered to members with the lawyer and her team.
A “must attend” event for NECA members and a gentle hint for members to let non-members know what they are missing out on by not being a member….
Thanks to all who made the event possible and thanks to the lawyer for the laid back approach to the minefield of employee / employer relationships.
The lawyer provided us with clear, sound and prompt advice – a huge thank you, and happy to have an engaging law firm as easily accessible as Constructive Legal Solutions.
Frequently asked questions
Have questions? We are here to help.
In some circumstances, having the debt referred to a debt collector and paying a commission only on any payments made towards the debt may be the best option. Additionally, debt collectors have the ability to default debtors, which marks their credit report for a 5-year period, making it difficult for them to obtain credit from future suppliers and banks etc.
There are strict behavioural rules that apply to Debt Collectors, that need to be adhered to. Before you engage with a Debt Collector, speak to the team at Business Solutions Hub about the process and the behavioural rules that apply.
Reminder notices can be letters or statements sent to debtors to remind them of an outstanding debt that needs to be paid. These notices are typically used when a debt has not been paid within the agreed upon time frame and are meant to prompt the debtor to take action and pay the debt.
The Business Solutions Hub Debt Recovery Handbook outlines important information you should consider including with your reminder notices and when you should send the reminders.
The Security of Payments Act 2002 (SOP Act) guarantees timely payment for construction work or related goods and services provided under a construction contract. It offers a simple and inexpensive way to recover payments without the involvement of lawyers. The Act applies to construction contracts made after 30 March 2007.
The SOP Act applies to builders and contractors, subcontractors, suppliers of goods and services, and owners of building projects. It applies to all security payments made in connection with building work, including progress payments, retention payments, and advance payments; and covers a variety of work.
The team at Business Solutions Hub can advise how the Act can help you get paid sooner and assist you with lodging your claims and notices. Call 1300 445 687 for more information.