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RECOVERIT is a division of Gibson Sheat Lawyers, a well-respected Wellington regional law firm.

RECOVERIT is a process for construction trade businesses to cost-effectively recover money they are owed. Even debts as small as $1,000 are now economical to recover! The system and its tools were designed by Finn Collins, an expert in construction law. Our RECOVERIT team comprises specialist debt recovery lawyers and is currently led by construction law expert Helen Brown.

When you use the RECOVERIT process it's as easy as 1-2-3 to collect the money you're owed! Implement our templates and we'll do the rest.

It's your money - RECOVERIT!

Helen Brown

Partner - Construction Specialist

Hi, my name is Helen Brown. I’ve worked in construction law for many years in New Zealand. My team have represented tradies in thousands of disputes. Whilst I’ve had plenty of experience in the courts, we aim to avoid this - and still get the results that our clients want.

Too many tradies write off debts between $1,000 and $50,000. There is a perception that disputed debts are too complex and expensive to recover. When the Construction Contracts Act 2002 came into force in New Zealand, I spotted an opportunity to help construction trade businesses to get what is owed to them.

Using my construction law experience, and the measures available under that legislation, a system was set up that enables tradies to collect their debts in a very cost-effective way. Thus RECOVERIT was born, created by Finn Collins, an ex-Gibson Sheat Partner.

Since its inception RECOVERIT has become a popular tool for many businesses, whether sole traders, or larger companies.

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