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Norman Waterhouse
Our team have comprehensive working knowledge and experience in providing specialist litigation and debt collection services.

Our approach

As part of our litigation services for local government we regularly provide advice and act for councils in the various State Courts, regarding, amongst others:

  • The performance of contracts including matters relating to construction contracts, occupancy agreements (including leases, licences, management agreements, permits and authorisations), supply and purchase of goods and services, and matters pertaining to remedies in respect of default;
  • Matters involving the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

In relation to our debt recovery services for local government:

  • Using market leading software through NW Credit Management, we are able to provide innovative solutions to our clients, with alternate means of communication in addition to traditional forms. This includes the use of SMS and email when liaising with debtors and personalised client login and portal access, which allows our local government clients’ to access relevant and timely debtor information upon request.
  • Our team has a wealth of experience in debt collecting on behalf of public and private clients. Norman Waterhouse and NW Credit Management are perfectly positioned with the appropriate expertise to deliver efficient and effective results.

Our established history with local government means we are aware of the sensitivities facing councils, and the industry, and are able to apply this to our litigation and debt collection services, while ensuring that our client reserves the best possible result. We are ideally positioned to deliver effective, tangible outcomes for our local government clients.


  • Sale of Land pursuant to Section 184
  • Warrants for possession
  • Letters of Demand / Rate Recovery
  • Bankruptcy Notices
  • Issuing proceedings to recover debts
  • Bankruptcy
  • Obtaining Judgment
  • Statutory Demands
  • Investigation Summons
  • Winding Up proceedings
  • Insolvency
  • Personal liability of CEOs, Directors & Officers
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Building and construction Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trades Practices (competition & Consumer Act 2010 - Australian Consumer Law matters)
  • Negligence
  • Defamation
  • Intellectual Property
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