Dealing with Bad Debt

Managing and dealing with your cash flow is very important for anyone in business, but a failure to manage bad debts may be highly damaging to a small business. As a small business, you must be always mindful of this situation, especially in the current economic climate.

Unfortunately in the current economic climate, bad debts and commercial disputes become all too common. Most people are quick to rush off to see a debt collector, or a solicitor, however the problem with taking legal action is that doing so may be costly and time consuming. Before taking such a path, you should review and assess:

  • If you have a clear, straightforward, and strong case
  • If you do not have a clear case, if you need to obtain legal advice to consider your position
  • If the matter can be negotiated and resolved
  • If an lower value offer is made, is it reasonable to accept it rather than to start legal proceedings

Court isn’t necessarily the first place to go to resolve a dispute. Rather, it should be considered the last place to go. The court system is often, slow, procedural, adversarial in nature, inflexible, and costly. There is also the risk that you may lose the case and be subject to paying the costs of defending the case.

The last thing you have to take into consideration is the capacity of the debtor to pay. There is no point in wasting both time and money taking action and enforcement against a debtor who cannot pay.

Why choose Phang Legal for your business?

There are many lawyers and law firms to choose from, but it can be challenging to make the right choice. At Phang Legal we are dedicated to serving other business in the best way possible – after all, we know what it is to run business and to be a consumer of professional services ourselves. We appreciate the value of professional advisers who can provide the right service at the right price and we aim to be what we expect most. We deliver nothing less and we think you should expect nothing less.

With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our lawyers assist businesses from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Kenneth Ti

Kenneth Ti
Associate Solicitor – Sydney

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta. Kenneth Ti is an associate solicitor with Phang Legal.