Debt collection in Legal services
Increasingly more and more lawyers are experiencing a decline in payment morale with their clients. Debt collection in the legal sector can be a challenging process. It is important for your business that you are paid on time. Ultimately, you should receive what you are entitled to. There can be various reasons for why your client refuses to pay your invoice:
- Your client is not satisfied with the delivered results
- The case was unsuccessful and your client refuses to pay
- Your client believes that an excessive amount has been declared
- Your client may have encountered financial difficulties
- Your client simply turned out to be a defaulter
Debt collection in the legal sector
Claims for unpaid invoices within the legal sector are difficult to solve. It is important to manage the expectations of your client and clarify the possible outcomes and procedures. If these are not managed sufficiently or if your client believes that excessive claims have been made by a lawyer, your client may refuse to pay your invoice. Moreover, if your client is not satisfied with the outcome of their legal case, they could object as well.
General code of conduct in law
If you have a claim, and you wish to retrieve this either with or without legal actions, there are several rules you must abide to as described in the general code of conduct in law. The general code of conduct in law describes that selling or assigning claims against a client is not allowed. Transferring the case to a third party who is not a subject to similar regulations regarding confidentiality as lawyers are, is also forbidden. If you have an unpaid invoice, you cannot involve a bailiff because they do not adhere to the same confidentiality regulations. However, not all law firms are equipped with the right resources for debt collection. That is why you can rely on Bierens to help you retrieve your unpaid invoice. Not only do we abide to the code of conduct of law, we specialise in debt recovery.
Collecting an unpaid invoice can be a very time-consuming process. From calling a debtor, writing demand letters to announcing legal proceedings if necessary, are all lengthy procedures. Transferring your case will be more beneficial. As we are a debt recovery law firm, our organisation abides to the same code of conduct as to legal firms. This way you can transfer your case to a trusted party with similar confidentiality rules and has specific knowledge and expertise in debt recovery.
Our working method – No Cure No Pay
During the extrajudicial phase, we work based on No Cure No Pay. We believe it is important to try to solve the case during this phase, without court intervention. You will only have to pay €150 for administrative costs. Should legal action be necessary, then we can help you perform a credit check and analyse your debtor’s financial status. We will discuss the costs with you and will only start working on your case after receiving your permission.
International debt collection in legal services
If your client is located abroad, you may also encounter an unpaid invoice. Our team of international experts can get your debtor to pay. They have the knowledge and experience with both national and international debt collection in the legal service sector.
Advantages when hiring our debt collection lawyers
- We retrieve the payment that you are entitled to
- No Cure No Pay debt collection
- Extensive knowledge and experience with legal services
- We can help you with your national and international case
- We can help you throughout the entire process, from talking to your client to executing a verdict
Debt collection lawyers in legal services
We understand the payment behaviour of companies in the legal sector. We know how such agreements should work in theory and in practice. By handing over your debt collection case to a specialist debt recovery law firm, you can resume your regular operations. We ensure that the outcome will be executed in the right way.
For years, Bierens has helped many companies across different industry sectors. Our team of debt collection lawyers also specialise in international debt collection. Whether you have a debt collection case in your own country or abroad, our lawyers have the expertise and knowledge to help you. Do you have a client in the legal sector who has left your invoice unpaid? Have their expectations not been managed, or do they refuse to pay because they disagree with the claimed amount? Then send us your invoice right away. Our specialists will immediately start working on your case.