Company statutory demand dispute

For a company to seek to defend a statutory demand, it must be shown that the statutory demand debt is disputed on substantial grounds. Substantial grounds are subject to various different comments in the courts but those grounds must be real as opposed to “frivolous” and a “mere honest belief that payment is not due” is simply not sufficient.

Therefore, if a company is faced with a statutory demand which it believes is disputed (eg due to the poor quality of the goods or services which have been provided), then it is important that it communicates this fact quickly to the statutory demand creditor. The quicker this is done, the higher the likelihood is that statutory demand creditor will agree not to proceed with statutory demand enforcement.

If the statutory demand is based on a judgment then it is not possible to dispute the statutory demand judgment debt. By that stage, it is too late for the company to dispute the statutory demand as the court judgment is binding unless it is set aside. Set aside of a judgment can only be done in limited circumstances and must be done quickly. If such an application was made, it would have the effect of putting the statutory demand on hold.

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