Collections

Baker Newby LLP has a designated Collections Department. Its members work on a systematized basis to ensure effective swift and cost-effective recovery of debts owed.

Our Collections Department is equipped to collect any debt, whether it be by obtaining a Judgment from the Supreme Court of British Columbia or Small Claims Court. Our knowledge and experience assists creditors in effectively recovering monies owed.

Our collections lawyers aggressively advance creditors’ interests through remedies available under the Court Order Enforcement Act. These include garnishment of wages or debts, seizure and sale of property, registrations of Judgment against land, and Examination of Debtors.

Persons or companies in financial difficulty also will find assistance in the knowledge and experience our collections lawyers have in the working out of debts through arrangements with creditors and relief under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Baker Newby Debt Collections Department

Some members of our Collections Department also work in the commercial/construction fields. This mix of experience allows for more knowledgeable approaches to the particular insolvency problems of trades persons, suppliers, sub-contractors and contractors as well as property owners. The law governing builders liens is in continual change, and our construction lawyers take particular care to ensure that all members of the construction litigation team are aware of changes which may affect our clients’ interests.

In difficult economic times, creditors may find foreclosure the only practical means to realize on debt. Baker Newby LLP has helped clients weather economic storms since 1937. We have acted for chartered banks and a variety of financial institutions in foreclosure work. Our Collections Department is able to efficiently advance both routine foreclosures and contested matters. With our offices throughout the Fraser Valley and Vancouver, we are able to represent clients’ interests in the Supreme Court of British Columbia at Chilliwack, thus avoiding the significant expense of travel time so often associated with foreclosure applications in Chambers.