The E C Legal claims process is designed for situations where the claim amount is large enough to justify the time and effort in preparing the claim. A claim amount of $10,000 or above is about the bottom limit although there may be situations where amounts lower than this might be worthwhile;
The E C Legal claim process is for situations where there the defendant is likely to dispute the claim.
It is important that there is a high likelihood that individual or company who you will be claiming against (“the defendant”) will actually respond to the claim and is likely to oppose payment. If you believe that the defendant can’t be found or will agree that the claim amount is owed, then this process is not for you. In these situations, our associated debt recovery business, eCollect, is best placed to assist you. Have a look at eCollect.com.au – Debt Terminator. eCollect handles recovery matters where there is no issue about the defendant’s liability to pay on a no recovery / no charge basis.
Does the defendant has sufficient money or assets to pay the claim amount? It’s almost impossible to find out exactly how much money or assets someone has. But before you start the process, you should consider what happens if we go to court and win and the court makes an order in your favour for the claim amount. Is the defendant simply going to pay? You will know something about the defendant. Use that knowledge and take whatever steps you can to find out about the defendants asset position. One of things that you can do is talk to people who deal with the defendant and get an idea if they are regular payers. They might be able to tell you about the defendant’s financial circumstances.
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