If you are a creditor and hold a judgment debt against one of your debtors, the challenge often becomes how to enforce it. One option is initiating bankruptcy proceedings against the debtor, or a winding-up application against a company debtor. These are significant steps which are not to be taken lightly but may be the best course of action when dealing with specific debtors.
The Grifoni team will draw on all of our experience to give you pragmatic advice about whether bankruptcy or winding up is the right option. If they are, then we will be ready to begin proceedings and manage them until the dividends get paid out.
Grifoni Legal is also ready to assist you if you find yourself facing personal bankruptcy or a winding up of your company. This is a challenging, stressful experience, and no one should go through it on their own. We will take the burden off you and deal with all correspondence, negotiations and documentation required to get you through to the other side as unscathed as possible.
If you've supplied goods or services to someone, you deserve to get paid. If outstanding debts owed to you or your business start building up, then your cash flow will take a hit. Too many businesses are suffering because they don't have effective debt recovery mechanisms in place, which is where Grifoni Legal comes in. We will help you get the debts flowing in and make sure your balance sheet is back on track.
Our team has been involved in debt recovery for over ten years, and we've helped many hundreds of satisfied clients recover their outstanding debts.
We can help with all stages of debt recovery, from negotiations to the initiation of legal proceedings. If defended, this involves the compiling of evidence and presenting that evidence in court, where we are familiar faces to the magistrates. If the proceedings are not defended, a judgment can be entered in your favour. At this stage, we will advise on the best enforcement action available and start enforcing your judgment.
We strongly believe that prevention is always better than cure, so we are on hand to review your business practices and documents and advise on how to avoid chasing debts in the future. Working with these matters every day for the last decade means the Grifoni team has a comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of credit applications, personal guarantees and debtor communication.
Ultimately, our goal is two-fold.
When you get involved in a dispute with another business, such as a customer or supplier, it's often difficult to resolve things on your own. Part of the problem is that you are so invested – it's your business after all, and it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. For example, you want to make sure that you don't receive any bad publicity – we all know the power of a simple negative Google review. If possible, it would be ideal for rebuilding and maintaining a positive professional relationship with all your customers and suppliers.
The Grifoni team can assist at every stage of commercial disputes. It’s always worth beginning with dispute resolution and negotiation. If this fails, then litigation might be the answer. Court proceedings can be costly and drawn out. However, we will carefully consider the circumstances of the case and the evidence you have available to determine whether litigation will be appropriate.
Where litigation is the right move, Grifoni's legal team will prepare all your evidence, from witness statements to affidavits, and submissions to the court. We are highly experienced and have led cases successfully in the Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court. No problem you are facing is too big or too small for Grifoni Legal.
Being charged with a criminal or traffic offence is a stressful time in anyone's life. In a split second, you can find yourself facing fines, penalties, the loss of your licence, and potential imprisonment. You need expert legal advice, and Grifoni Legal is ready to help you.
Our goal is to make sure that being charged with a criminal offence has minimal impact on your life and your livelihood. The Grifoni team has appeared in court representing clients facing a wide range of charges, from trespass and burglary to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Whatever kind of trouble you're in, we are here to support and assist you.
Grifoni Legal has assisted many NSW drivers facing traffic offences. We understand how crucial your licence is for getting to and from work and ferrying the kids around. Facing the loss of your licence can often mean the possibility of losing a job. If you're worried about losing your licence, we are ready to fight for your right to keep it.
We are regularly approached by parents whose teenage or young adult children have been charged with a criminal offence. We understand that everyone makes mistakes and that it can be incredibly confronting for the children and the parents as it can feel like their whole future hangs in the balance. We are here to support you throughout the process and build a strong case to convince the court what we believe here at Grifoni Legal – everyone deserves a second chance.
Grifoni Legal has an enviable reputation when it comes to dispute resolution and negotiations. Whether you’re in a disagreement with a customer, supplier, business, friend, or neighbour, our team are ready to negotiate the best possible outcome for you. Reaching an agreement with the other side means you avoid the time, expense and stress of court proceedings. It also gives you the chance of maintaining a positive working relationship with your customers and suppliers, which is crucial for small-to-medium size businesses.
It's tempting to think that all disputes are best dealt with in court. However, many of our clients are surprised by how effective our initial communication with the other side can be. We're experts in the use of effective communication that will clearly explain your concerns, position and demands.
Our clients are often pleasantly surprised by the speed we can make people sit up and take notice with a letter or phone call from one of our lawyers. More often than not, they are keen to enter into discussions and attempt to reach a satisfactory outcome. After all, no one likes going to court.
We know how stressful disputes can be, so we'll keep you in the picture of how the negotiations are going at all times. We'll let you know how cooperative the other side is being, and what (if any) compromises need to be made.
Of course, some people are simply not willing to compromise, and occasionally the dispute will not resolve through negotiations alone. In these cases, We will advise you on your options and how successful they are likely to be. If appropriate, we can seamlessly transition your matter into a legal proceeding with the filing of a Statement of Claim.
Everyone should have a will. You have worked hard for your money and the property you own, so it's your right to choose what happens to your assets when you are gone. Your partner, children and loved ones will appreciate that you put your affairs in order and did not leave the burden on them during their time of grief. Our team can assist you in creating your will, making sure it’s clear and comprehensive.
To be valid, a will in NSW needs to meet various formal requirements, including drafting, signing and witnessing. The NSW Law Society strongly recommends engaging a solicitor to assist you: it is not something you want to try doing yourself and leave to chance.
Your will must be regularly updated as life changes over the years, and your will needs to reflect this. Have you got married or divorced? Had children? Lost or gained relatives, friends, property or assets? Then it's time to update your will, and we are happy to assist you to make your will reflect your life and your wishes.
If you have lost a loved one, the stress of handling their affairs can be challenging to handle on your own. Perhaps you've been made an executor of a will and need some assistance in carrying out your duties. Maybe your loved one died without making a will, and you need help dealing with their estate, or someone else has a dispute about a will, and you want to know your legal options.
Whatever the situation, we are here to help you and get you through this difficult time with minimal stress.
Contact us by phone or email and we’ll do everything possible to assist you.