Legal

Specialising in debt recovery and insolvency procedures, Oakbridge Lawyers is our dedicated legal services arm, offering our partners exclusive access to a full range of civil litigation services for all jurisdictions throughout Australia.

A seamless transition through the recovery cycle.

Oakbridge was established in 2018 with the goal of delivering exceptional assistance and advice to ARMA’s clients in the areas of debt recovery, insolvency, commercial litigation, and general corporate advice.

Both ARMA and Oakbridge Lawyers share common stakeholders and management and as such can provide a true in-house solution encompassing expert pre legal treatment paths and the full range of legal and enforcement services required.

This close connection between ARMA and its legal arm ensures the timely actioning of complaints, judgments, and other enforcement actions, as well as flexible and responsive reporting of results.

Clients will have a direct line to key Oakbridge personnel to answer queries and discuss files and all actions taken on legal files can easily be accessed through our online client portal.

Our objective will be to advise on the best course of action likely to achieve full recovery within each client’s policy timeframes and guidelines in the most timely and cost-effective manner, taking into consideration a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the debt value, the age of the debt, the age of the customer, their location, payment history, the availability and type of responses received, potential hardship, and the validity of contact details.

Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation solicitors will provide expert advice on your situation as a whole, ensuring that the commercial dispute you are involved in causes minimal disruption to your business activities.

Amongst other things, we can help you resolve:

  • ​disputes that arise in the course of running a business, such as in respect of management or ownership of the business, or in relation to commercial property
  • commercial contract disputes in respect of all manner of business transactions
  • winding up petitions and other insolvency matters

We pride ourselves on finding the best possible solution, and will explore all available avenues, including arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, where appropriate to your situation. Our experienced team of lawyers know how to build a case-winning strategy tailored to your needs and budget.

Debt Recovery Services

​Our legal team will work alongside you to identify the most appropriate credit management procedures, establishing which accounts are the most likely to result in successful recovery, and develop a programme using various methods of communication to engage with you and your debtors, from outbound phone campaigns and emails to written letters and SMS updates.

We offer credit management services for businesses across many sectors, including:

  • Asset based lending
  • Attachment of earnings
  • Strategies for purchasers
  • Strategies for unsecured lenders
  • Enforcement, including instruction of bailiffs
  • Invoice finance
  • Issuing proceedings and entering judgement
  • Late payment of commercial debts
  • Letters before action
  • Statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions
  • Winding-up petitions and charging order

We pride ourselves on finding the best possible solution, and will explore all available avenues, including arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, where appropriate to your situation. Our experienced team of lawyers know how to build a case-winning strategy tailored to your needs and budget.

Meet James Devonish

Managing Director, Oakbridge Lawyers
James is a leading dispute resolution and insolvency lawyer, practising in all aspects of commercial disputes, insolvency and recoveries. He was most recently Recommended in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer in 2021.

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