New Delhi | 13 Dec, 2016 (6 years, 3 months ago)

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Delay in payments from the clients

Hi! Couple of our clients have not made the payments for the services rendered by us and the delay has been of more than 4 months now against the agreed contractual terms. While they recognize that the services have been rendered, they give the excuse of not having sufficient funds. How do I proceed on this? Regards

Dear friend assuming that u r a lawyer , our profession is recognized and projected as a "service ". So, it is not advisable to proceed against erring clients. They will make a bad propaganda against u. This is not a coward behaviour. These are experiences in the professional journey . Delicately raise the issue and collect balance of fees. Strictly going by the law , as an ordinary business man will have negative impact on you and ur future career.

17 Dec, 2016 | 20:02

Hi. From the commercial point of view, you should first take a call as to how aggressive you want to be in the recovery process. From the legal point of view, we can start by sending a legal notice which can shake things up and they might pay up or offer some settlement. In case no payment is received, we can then file a case for recovery/specific performance of contract.


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