Chris regularly assists and represents clients through all stages of debt recovery, from formulating an appropriate recovery strategy to ensuring the receipt of payment.
Knowing when to take the next step in pursuing unpaid debts can be a difficult decision, and often creditors become embroiled in extensive correspondence with debtors when trying to negotiate payment. Chris has had extensive experience in providing creditor clients with efficient and cost effective returns on outstanding debts. Demand on payment may often result in a negotiated settlement for payment of the debt. Failing that, there are other options open to creditor clients to assist in achieving a recovery of the debt, including the issue of a court order. There are also various enforcement steps available such as obtaining charging orders (a charge over a property), attachment and garnishee orders (automatic deduction of funds from income), sale orders (requiring sale of personal property), and bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings.
Chris is regularly consulted with as to the formulation of the most efficient recovery strategy to adopt when recovering debts in New Zealand. Chris also has experience in recovering overseas debts, particularly in the various States and Territories of Australia. Chris focusses on promoting negotiation and settlement between the parties, and is dedicated to providing clients with legal and practical advice on how to achieve maximum recovery with minimal delay and expense.