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Debt Collection - Understanding the Legal Process

If you want a clear understanding of the legal process for collecting debts, then this insightful course is for you.

Litigation may be the final option to collect debts. This course provides an up-to-date view of the law and current debt collection practice so that delegates will know what is involved in processing a claim through the court.

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Learning Objectives

If you want a clear understanding of the legal process for collecting debts, then this insightful course is for you.

Pre-Requisites

None

Course Content

The Legal Relationship with the Customer

  • Understand the principles of litigation and key definitions
  • Legal status of the customer
  • Your contract with the customer
  • Legal impact of your terms and conditions
  • Implications of Retention of Title clauses

Implications of the Legal Route

  • Your choices in pursuing a debt
  • Exhausting your options before going legal
  • Is the decision to sue the right one?

How to Process a Claim Through the Court

  • Understand the procedure from pre-action considerations to enforcing the judgment
  • Understand the documentation, processes and timescales
  • What are the costs involved?
  • Collecting interest on the debt
  • What happens with defended actions?

Enforcing a Judgment

  • The costs involved
  • Using an order to obtain information from judgment debtors
  • Sending in the bailiffs
  • Attachment of earnings
  • Third party debt order
  • Charging orders

Credit Control and the Court System

  • Your relationship with the customer
  • Deciding whether to ‘do it yourself’
  • When to use a solicitor
  • What information will a solicitor need and when?
  • How to give yourself the best chance of recovering the debt

Exams & Certification

None

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