Legal Action or Mercantile Agent?
When your business is not being paid for work that’s been completed or goods that have been delivered, do you think the next step is legal action?
Do the costs of potential legal action mean that you are reluctant to engage a Lawyer?
You don’t need to go to a Lawyer when you are in this situation. A mercantile agent will usually work on a commission only basis, meaning if you don’t get paid, you won’t get a bill. These days, the rates charged are competitive and with the right terms and conditions, you may even find that the commission costs can be claimed from your delinquent debtor.
A mercantile agent is an expert in recovering unpaid debt and specialises in talking with debtors and negotiating payment. If they can’t collect your debt, they will advise you of this and in conjunction with their Lawyers can advise you on whether legal action is recommended and the potential costs of this course of action.
At Kearley Lewis we have in house lawyers that we work closely with, and if we believe you need to speak with them we’ll let you know. Our Lawyers can work through more complex situations, including contract disputes and the breakdown of business partnerships. Read more about our in house Lawyer, Su-Ann Loh and her insights into debt recovery here.
If you would like to know more about how we could assist you, call us today on 03 9629 8777 or click here for more information on why you may wish to engage us.