Our Sunshine Coast office is located near the Noosa Civic Shopping Centre in Noosaville.
Our Sunshine Coast office is just a few minutes from the Noosa Magistrates Court, and a short drive to the Maroochydore Magistrates Court and District Court.
Our Sunshine Coast office has plenty of free parking and plenty of shops and cafes nearby.
Sunshine Coast Office Hours
|Monday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
By appointment only
Stonegate Legal Sunshine Coast
At Stonegate Legal Sunshine Coast team practice in commercial litigation, legal debt recovery and insolvency matters..
We offer advice and assistance to Sunshine Coast clients with all litigation, debt collection, and insolvency issues, including:
- Resolving commercial disputes & litigation;
- Legal debt recovery and collection;
- Building and construction issues including non-payment;
- Letters of demand for unpaid bills and invoices;
- The enforcement of money orders;
- Registration and enforcement of QCAT decisions;
- Serving creditor’s statutory demands on companies;
- Setting aside statutory demands;
- Drafting and defending winding up applications;
- Personal insolvency and bankruptcy matters;
- Drafting credit applications and contracts.
I will explain our practice areas in more detail below.
Resolving commercial disputes & litigation
We provide assistance with resolving commercial disputes.
Breach of contract, Australian Consumer Law disputes, lease disputes, employee / employer disputes, partnership disputes, intellectual property disputes, and all commercial disagreements.
If a matter cannot be resolved informally, then we assist clients through the litigation process.
Sunshine Coast legal debt recovery
Our main focus at Stonegate Legal Sunshine Coast is commercial debt recovery.
If your business has a lot of unpaid debts, and unpaid invoices, then we provide our expertise in recovering those debts.
Most of our legal debt collection services are a fixed fee, or the work is done at scale.
Building and construction issues including non-payment
We assist clients with most building and construction disputes, with a particular focus on unpaid payment claims, BIFA recovery, payment schedules, adjudication applications, and subcontractor’s charges.
If a contractor is not releasing funds then we can help with recovering that money, securing the client in the event of insolvency, and realising secured assets.
Sunshine Coast letters of demand
We offer fixed fee letters of demand so our client’s have some certainty about their legal costs.
If the debtor reaches out to try to resolve the debt dispute, then we can negotiate a settlement on our client’s behalf.
The enforcement of money orders
When our clients successfully obtain an enforceable money order in the Court, the judgment debtor may still not pay. In these instances we assist clients to enforce the money order.
We can assist with enforcement hearings, enforcement warrant applications, issuing statutory demands and bankruptcy notices.
Registration and enforcement of QCAT decisions
Before a QCAT decision can be enforced in needs to be registered in the Court with jurisdiction.
Once registered a QCAT decision becomes an enforceable money order and can be enforced like it was a judgment of that Court.
Enforcement can be by way of enforcement warrant applications, issuing statutory demands and bankruptcy notices.
Serving creditor’s statutory demands on companies
If a debtor company owes a debt of over $2,000 then a creditor can issue the debtor with a creditor’s statutory demand.
Once served, the debtor company must comply with the statutory demand, or apply to set the demand aside within 21 days.
If it fails to do these things then the company is presumed to be insolvent. With this presumption assisting a creditor can apply to wind the debtor company up in insolvency.
Setting aside statutory demands
Conversely, if a Brisbane company has been issued with a creditor’s statutory demand, then it must apply to set the demand aside within 21 days.
If the company believes that there is a genuine dispute about the debt, an offsetting claim, a defect in the demand, or some other reason, then we can make an application setting that demand aside.
If there are sufficient provable grounds, then the issuer may simply withdraw the demand.
Drafting and defending winding up applications
With the presumption of insolvency assisting, a creditor of the company can make an application to either the Supreme Court, or the Federal Court, for an order that the company be wound up in insolvency.
Stonegate Legal Sunshine Coast assist clients with all winding up matters including making winding up applications.
Conversely, we advise and assist clients with defending winding up applications if the application was made for an improper purpose and the company is in fact solvent.
Personal insolvency and bankruptcy matters
We assist creditor clients with issuing bankruptcy notices and drafting, filing and serving creditor’s petitions in the Federal Circuit Court.
We also assist debtor clients resist or set aside bankruptcy notices and creditor’s petitions.
We also help bankruptcy trustees and bankrupt’s with all bankruptcy matters including annulment of bankruptcy, and security claims.
Drafting credit applications and contracts
If you are offering trade credit to your client’s and customers, then it is vital that you have watertight legal documents.
With a focus on debt recovery, we offer credit applications, contracts, loan agreements, and security agreements which protect our clients when things go bad.
Wayne Davis, LLB, GDLP – Commercial litigation solicitor and legal practice director at Stonegate Legal Pty Ltd. Stonegate Legal focus on commercial litigation, debt disputes, the enforcement of money orders, and insolvency. Committee member of the Sunshine Coast Law Association. Committee member and volunteer lawyer with the Sunshine Coast Community Legal Service.