Debt recovery

Crown Law’s commercial dispute resolution lawyers have specific expertise in the conduct of debt recovery and insolvency matters, including bankruptcy and winding up proceedings, preference payment disputes and legal costs recovery.

On a daily basis, our debt recovery specialists advise clients in Queensland Government on all aspects of debt recovery including:

  • drafting claims and statements of claim and all documents up to and including judgment and enforcement proceedings
  • advising on alternative methods of recovery, including company winding up proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings and instalment arrangements 
  • advising on alternate dispute resolution of disputed claims and conducting negotiations with debtors and/or their representatives in mediation or settlement conferences
  • legal costs recovery at the conclusion of litigation.

Crown Law acts on behalf of many Queensland Government agencies in debt recovery matters including the Commissioner of State Revenue, the Department of Housing and Public Works, Department of Education and Training, Queensland Health and the Office of Fair Trading.

  • Acting for the Commissioner of State Revenue in relation to recovery of duties, land tax, first home owners grants and unpaid pay-roll tax.
  • Defending various preference recovery actions brought by liquidators against the Commissioner of State Revenue.
  • Acting for the Queensland Health in the recovery of overpayment of wages and refund of scholarship monies.
  • Acting for the Department of Education and Training in the recovery of unexpended grant monies.
  • Conducting bankruptcy proceedings on behalf of the Office of Fair Trading in the Federal Magistrates Court arising from a debt owed to the Commissioner in the sum of $245,000.
  • Undertaking debt recovery work on behalf of the Office of Fair Trading, including the recovery of judgment debts obtained before QCAT under the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000.