Critics’ Reviews

The strength of Consumer Debt Recovery Law is the comprehensive way it deals with all aspects of debt collection. The authors are experienced and … give the reader their legal and financial counselling experience. …

This edition has been ‘beefed up’ by the use of more material from the less populated States. … In all there are 11 chapters including an additional chapter on bankruptcy. … Despite additional material, the book remains a concise statement of the law.

Its usefulness will be as a quick reference for those in practice … Even the specialist practitioner may benefit from the scholarship of the authors.

Consumer Debt Recovery Law will be a necessary purchase for all who have the 1st edition. Those who are new to the book should feel satisfied that their purchase will provide ready access to debt collection law. It would be a particularly good purchase for a new legal practitioner. – Alternative Law Journal , Vol 29 No 2, April 2004

The book is practically designed. Points of law are clearly spelt out and practical examples and advice are given to illustrate the issue discussed. This is a concise summary of the relevant law. The text also provides valuable practical guidance to those seeking to deal with laws that govern debt recovery. – Proctor (Queensland Law Society), October 2002

This book was first written and published by Bruce Kercher, a Professor at Macquarie Law School, in 1990. In this second edition, the original author is joined by Richard Brading, principal solicitor of the Wesley Community Legal Service and Betty Weule, a former manager of Credit Line Counselling Services, who draw on their practical experience in the area.

The book’s 11 chapters cover such matters as debt recovery outside the courts, court remedies before judgment, obtaining judgment, defences and actions against the creditor, and enforcement of judgments including jail, insolvency and bankruptcy.

This is a must-have book for the general business reader, and it will also be of use to practising and academic lawyers in the area with its several lines of footnotes on most pages to statutes, cases and legal literature from all Australian jurisdictions. – Law Institute Journal (Victoria), September 2003

Here’s proof that good things come in small packages. At barely 160 A5 pages long, what this book lacks in volume it makes up in content. It’s ideal as a quick and easy guide to debt recovery law.

Written in a thoroughly professional manner, the language used is simple, everyday English that immediately widens the book’s appeal to the typical layperson. It describes clearly the present law, as it exists in Australia (particularly in NSW and Victoria), with plenty of examples to boot.

With a strange mixture of academic, lawyer and finance counsellors as writers, the book oscillates between detailed descriptions of remedies and strategies to the court system amd the enforcement of judgments. The book doesn’t pull any punches – it’s hard to recover debts (especially small ones) but it provides a few ideas on how to get your money without fuss and more importantly, without huge bills. – My Business, July 2002

[T]he second edition of this practical handbook has just been released. … The material is set out in an intelligent, logical fashion and is easy to read and refer to. – Sharkwatch, June 2002

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