Debt Recovery Lawyers

Our debt recovery lawyers are adept in business-related and debt-related disputes, enforcement of money orders, and insolvency. We diligently strive to recover your outstanding debts.

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Why Choose Stonegate Legal To Recover Your Debts?

Stonegate Legal are an experienced team of debt recovery lawyers in Queensland (offices in Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast), who provide the highest quality legal advice and representation. We understand that debt disputes can be complex, so we work closely with our clients to ensure their rights are protected.

Our team has a proven track record of success in debt dispute cases, and we strive to ensure our clients get the best outcome possible. We will guide you through all stages of the process, from filing court documents to negotiating with creditors. With Stonegate Legal, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected and your debts will be managed in a timely and effective manner.

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Queensland Debt Recovery Lawyers

Dealing With Debt Disputes

Using debt recovery lawyers can be a great way of quickly and efficiently getting the money you are owed. At Stonegate Legal, we have the legal expertise and determination to help you recover the debt you deserve. Our legal representation is designed to send a clear message to debtors that the debt must be paid.

This can help you save time and money in retrieving what is owed to you, no matter the amount. We are committed to helping you reclaim the money you are entitled to, and our team of skilled debt collection professionals will work hard to ensure that you receive it.

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Extensive Experience & Legal Knowledge

Our debt recovery lawyers have extensive experience in the field of credit and debt recovery and understand the legal system. We can provide you with comprehensive advice on the most effective methods to recover your debt.

Respectful & Professional Service

We understand that our clients may be dealing with difficult and stressful situations. Our debt recovery lawyers will always provide respectful and professional service to ensure that your case is handled quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Tailored Solutions

Every debt recovery case is unique and requires an individual approach. Our debt recovery lawyers will tailor a solution specific to your needs to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.

Discuss You Case With Trusted Debt Recovery Lawyers

Our debt recovery lawyers understand the importance of successful debt collection and are committed to providing clients with the most effective and efficient debt recovery strategies. We offer a free initial consultation to assess your case, discuss your options, and provide an overview of the services we can offer.

Debt Recovery In Queensland

Debt recovery in Queensland is a complex process that requires careful consideration and strict adherence to the relevant legislation. Depending on the type of debt and the circumstances of the debtor, different courts in Queensland have different monetary jurisdictions.

This means that debtors must be aware of the different monetary limits for each court before initiating a debt recovery action.

This is where our debt recovery lawyers can help!

Small Claims Up To $25,000
Claims Up To $750,000
Claims Up To $150,000
Claims Up To $750,000

The Debt Recovery Process

Our team of experienced debt recovery lawyers will be able to assist you in navigating each step of this process, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout and that you receive an outcome and payment that is in your best interests.

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The first step in debt recovery is to file a Statement Of Claim with the relevant court. This document outlines the details of the debt including who is owed, how much is owed, and when it became due. This document must be served on the debtor for them to be aware of their obligations and for the court action to commence.

To formally request a court ruling, an application for default judgment must be submitted. This judgment can be an enforced order from the court to the defendant to pay the debt owed. It is imperative to be able to demonstrate proper service, along with all the required details in the affidavit in support of the default judgment request.

After you receive a ruling in your favour, you may then initiate enforcement proceedings, such as:

  • Obtaining an enforcement warrant to seize assets
  • Filing for bankruptcy in the case of an individual debtor
  • Issuing a Statutory Demand if the debtor is a corporation
  • Pursuing liquidation proceedings to wind up the company. Dealing with debt disputes in Queensland can be complex, so it is essential to get professional legal guidance.

An enforcement warrant is a court-issued order allowing a sheriff/bailiff to seize a debtor's assets to pay off debt when the debtor fails to respond to a summons.

Bankruptcy proceedings are initiated when an individual debtor has failed to pay debts despite judgement being granted in court. The objective is to liquidate the debtor's assets to pay off creditors.

After a court decision in your favour, you can enforce the judgement by petitioning the court to wind up the company due to insolvency. This requires sending a demand and a copy of the judgement to the debtor; if they don't take action within 21 days, they'll be legally assumed insolvent, and you can apply to the court to have the company liquidated. The assets will be sold, and the proceeds will be used to pay off your debt and other creditors.

Our Team

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Legal Practice Director / Principle

Wayne Davis

Wayne Davis is the principal solicitor, legal practice director of the firm, and leads the litigation team.  Wayne has an LLB, and GDLP and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.  Wayne is a debt recovery, litigation, and insolvency professional.

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Damon Laffin

Damon has been in the legal industry for approximately eight (8) years. Damon is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Damon has undertaken further study and obtain a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation. Between 2021 and 2023, Damon created and hosted the Young Lawyer Podcast. Damon is a member of the Noosa Chambers of Commerce.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation

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‘Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own’ – Bruce Lee

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Law Clerk

Laylah Toovey

I am currently in my final year of completing my Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I have worked with Stonegate Legal for three years, and within this time I have acquired a broad range of knowledge and experience across a diverse range of matters.

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I am dedicated to supporting our senior team members, and achieving positive results for our clients

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Senior Paralegal

Stacey Harvey

I have been apart of the team at Stonegate Legal for 2 years now but have worked within the industry for over 20 years, having extensive knowledge of the legal processes Australia wide and specializing in Claims, Default Judgments, enforcement action and bankruptcy. I have spent a large portion of my career as a senior paralegal and was responsible for the performance and management of a team of paralegals and an administration department for many years.  The first 18 years of my tenure, I worked for one of Brisbane’s largest debt collection companies where I managed large portfolios of debt for councils, schools, government departments, insurance companies along with purchased debt from various banks, utilities, and other credit providers.

Education & Certifications

Justice of the Peace, Certificate III in Office Business Administration

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Stay positive, work hard, make it happen

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Frequently Asked Questions

Debt recovery solicitors recover debts legally through the Courts or QCAT. Debt recovery lawyers can advise and assist with all debt recovery, enforcement, and debt prevention matters.

Yes. Debt recovery lawyers can file legal proceedings against debtors on behalf of their creditor clients. If a debtor continues to not pay the debt, then a debt recovery lawyer can help their client obtain a money judgement from the Court.

It really depends on what type of matter it is, the facts of the matter, which Court it is in, how much the debt is, and a number of other factors. However, we offer a number of fixed-fee and scale-fee debt recovery services.

It is really up to you. A debt collector can work up to a point, but they cannot commence legal action and usually have to refer that work to a lawyer. Debt recovery lawyers can do everything.

Stonegate Legal is a law firm that specialises in debt recovery. We offer personalised legal advice and representation, as well as a range of services including negotiation, court proceedings, debt settlement, and more. Our team of experienced lawyers are dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome.

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