Terms negotiated, candidate introduced and employed, payment for the placement not received within terms and the debtor still expects a rebate when you chase them for payment?

Sound familiar? Here’s a look at a situation we’ve dealt with recently which didn’t cost our client anything upfront, no win – no fee commission debt recovery basis.

After we heard our clients explanation of what had happened, we requested copies of relevant documents and correspondence from them, these quickly completed the picture that they had demonstrated both patience and willing to negotiate from the outset with this debtor, who did not honour their side of the agreement, this despite the conditions being set to their full acceptance initially. Our client had worked historically with this debtor, without problems, so there was no reason to see a few negotiations on the existing terms as warning signs that they would result in problems receiving payment on time. The rebate period was negotiated and once agreed our client began introducing selected candidates; carefully hand-picked and screened for the position which they were put forward to fill. Interviews took place, the right candidate was selected, an offer was made and employment commenced. So far so good. Until the payment terms for the introduction were broken, and payment was not made in accordance with the terms of business in place between our client and the debtor. In line with their professional approach to business, our client had even sent a payment reminder to the debtor before payment fell overdue. As most of you interested in reading about this will likely know, rebate terms sometimes used in recruitment terms of business have a big part to play in relation to payment being made promptly or not. As the debtor then failed to make payment within the agreed terms of payment they disqualified themselves from the rebate period which they had spent time on renegotiating in the first place.

Our client then spent