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Providing a specialist credit management solution.

Bentley Attorneys is a specialist credit law and debt recovery law firm, which together with Bentley Credit Control (Pty) Ltd makes up the Bentley Group of companies, whose combined aim it is, is to give business clients a specialist credit management solution. The law firm started as Bentley Warne Attorneys in April 1994 and then in September 1998 became Bentley Attorneys. Bentley Attorneys has over the years developed a strong mix of commercial clients, from small businesses to the largest private company in the country, J.S.E. listed clients and banks. We service commercial clients who are not looking for a general law practice where debt collection matters take a back seat and who lack in depth knowledge of the legal area of credit law with developments such as the National Credit Act, the Companies Act and Consumer Protection Act.
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Improving your credit management success story

We can be an integral part of your successful credit management story by assisting you with our range of debt recovery and credit management, as well as keeping up to date with the latest and best practices, training and news. 

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Does your Business have to Register as a Credit Provider in terms of the National Credit Act?

In this video, Brett Bentley explores the registration requirements for a business tobe required to register as a credit provider in terms of the befuddling SouthAfrican National Credit Act. Section 40 (1) of the National Credit Act , “ A person must apply to be registered as a credit provider if the total principal debt …

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How is a Surety’s Right of Recourse Affected by the Business Rescue of the Principal Debtor?

Business Rescue and Suretyships With the introduction of business rescue in terms of Chapter 6 of the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008, one of the areas of contention has been its affect on the suretyships of the company in business rescue. The legal consensus seems to have been reached that: although a suretyship is …

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”In full and final settlement” …or is it? (Properly Drafting Settlement Agreements)

Settlement agreements form an essential part of commercial debt repayments. By acting as a recording of the agreed terms of the repayment, such agreements are meant to provide certainty as to the intention of the parties. It is for this very reason that the terms of settlement agreements should always be in writing and be …

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