Judicial Debt Collection
Taking a case to court is often viewed with suspicion. These procedures can consume considerable time and costs, while the verdict is often insecure. Many - especially smaller - organizations often choose to refrain themselves from taking this action. Thereby effectively losing their claim as a result of a barrier that's just too high. This however, doesn't always have to be the case.
Although the No cure No pay concept doesn't apply to court procedures, Justice is able to keep these costs very limited. As a specialist, you may expect us to deliver a solid advice and offer you a cost-benefit analysis that provides an impression of your chances.
In the Netherlands all cases up to € 25.000 are dealt with in sub district courts (kantonrechter), not requiring expensive lawyers. This means that we can represent you in all these cases, saving considerable legal fees. You can rely on our vast experience without having to hire a lawyer simply because you are required to.
In court procedures, Debt Collection Agency Justice works on the Dutch principle of 'Delegate Wage' (salaris gemachtigde). Predefined rates that assure you'll never encounter unexpected surprises upon receiving your invoice. As a result of our routine and considerable experience, combined with efficient production processes, we are able to deliver fast action without ever compromising on quality. We can even offer you a fixed price guarantee on an entire procedure.
Do you want to get to know more about court procedures in The Netherlands? Please contact us to receive a non-committal advice.
The following steps are common in Dutch procedures and can all be dealt with for you by Justice:
- Providing an advice of your chances and economic implications
- Preparing a subpoena
- Having the subpoena delivered by a selected bailiff
- Apply the subpoena to the court
- Collecting and replying to debtors defense
- Being present as representative during court sessions
- Inform your debtor about the verdict
- Following up on payment terms if these apply
- Having the verdict delivered by a bailiff
- Coordinating measures to enforce the verdict
- Reporting in the further progress of the procedure
- Creating a detailed account overview of all matters in the procedure
Other examples of cases we encounter:
Your claim has priority and is not disputed
Justice will deploy a fast and tight procedure to achieve results on a very short term. Is there really no time to waste? Then we will be able to take direct pre-emptive action and secure your claim by requesting a sequestration; this 'freezes' the assets of your debtor by court order, assuring your funds will not disappear in the midst of a procedure.
What to do with small amounts?
Chasing small amounts can form a dilemma. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Justice offers a very direct approach for these situations, making it worth the while to take action. More and more organizations prefer this approach, as they feel they should be fairly rewarded for small amounts as well as big ones, and send a signal to their clients that small invoices need to be paid as well.
Your debtor will receive multiple notices of default reminding him to pay your claim(s). In case this still doesn't persuade them to pay, we can take these cases to court against transparent costs. For large numbers of small claims, we can even offer you a price guarantee for all judicial procedures Justice conducts on your behalf.
Filing for bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy of your client can be a powerful means of forcing somebody to pay. This however requires a careful approach as the situation differs per case. In every case, we will find the right strategy for you, as well as deliver a solid cost-benefit analysis before taking any further action.
Do you want to secure your claim through a judicial procedure? Or did you receive a subpoena yourself? We are always on stand-by during office hours (GMT+1) to offer direct support. Outside of office hours you may always contact us through our form, we'll get back to you within one business day.