|Get the skills to do debt collection independently
About this course and what the programme includes
The main aim of this course is to give support staff the skills and confidence to do debt collection without the legal practitioners/managers having to dictate every step of the process. Participants will be taught the debt collection process in chronological order. Priority will be given to enable participants to complete debt collection documents independently.
Various steps in collecting debt | How to engage with a debtor that is under debt counselling | Writing a letter of demand | Functions of the clerk of the court and the sheriff | Manners in which a sheriff may serve a pleading/document | Abandonment of part of a claim | Amending a summons before and after service | Requirements for summons and particulars of claim. The prescription of a summons | Understanding jurisdiction, knowing in which court to issue summons | The defendant’s options upon receipt of a summons | Provisional sentence summons | Helping a debtor complete an acknowledgement of debt, as well as a s 57 and 58 consent to judgment | The purpose and consequences of s 57 and 58 | When to apply for default judgment, how to complete the application, and which annexures to attach | Explaining the consequences of a default judgment | Possibilities to collect the outstanding amount after default judgment has been granted | Considering which of the above possibilities to use | The purpose of a warrant of execution, time limit and process after attachment | Understanding interpleader claims | Completing a warrant of execution for movable property, requesting immediate removal, and when can immovable property be attached | Recent developments regarding attachment and sale of immovable property | The purpose of s 65A proceedings, when to draft a s 65A(2) letter, and when to proceed with a section 65A(1) notice | Explaining the consequences of ignoring the s 65A(1) notice and completing a notice to appear in terms of s 65A(1) | Warrant of arrest | Purpose and content of an emolument attachment order, and when emolument attachment orders may be granted and issued | Calculating collection commissions and outstanding balances.
What previous students said
• It covered practical issues which will greatly assist in my practice.
• Well compiled reading material, presenter spoke well.
• Awesome course, my very first with LEAD. Certainly NOT the last.
• Quick and efficient course
• This was a great, pragmatic, and helpful course with a resourceful presenter. Thank you LEAD!
• Interesting for a non-legal person. I am a business man who wanted to know more
Gerald Maree is an attorney with his own firm specialising in debt collection, criminal and labour law. He has been lecturing Debt Collection for LEAD for the past couple of years and is highly rated by the participants. He was also a senior lecturer and trained paralegal students in Debt Collection, Civil Litigation, Criminal-, Labour- and Business Law.