Debt Collection Online Course

23 – 24 May 2023 | 13:00 – 15:30
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.

Course content

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

Presenter – Gerald Maree
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.

23 – 24 May 2023 : 13:00 – 15:30Closing date for registrations: 22 May 2023Certification
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.
Who should register?

Practising legal and candidate practitioners. Legal support staff as well as debt collectors and their staff will benefit from this training.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 420 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 190 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: DC, Surname, Name


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least 24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 20 min before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact Yolanda Singh:

E-mail:  | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

·        The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.

·        The course is conducted in English only.

·        The course will be delivered through MS TEAMS. Please ensure that you have MS TEAMS installed on your computer prior to the commencement of the course.

·        You will receive the material as well as the link to the course via email, +-24 hours before commencement of the course.  If you do not receive the said email, look in your junk mail folder. If it is not there, contact Yolanda Singh on

·        No cancellations will be accepted after the course material and link have been shared. Participants who do not cancel timeously and/or fail to attend the webinar will forfeit the amount paid towards this course.

·        Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the course link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged
LEAD might record the course for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the course.
LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.

Course Dates

Registration fee categories (including VAT):
•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 420 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 190 per person.


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