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Debt Recovery up to £100,000

We have set out below a guide to our fees for dealing with debt recovery claims up to £100,000.

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Our fee will depend upon the nature, complexity and value of your claim. We have provided a range of fees below. We would be happy to discuss your case and prepare a tailored quote for you.

Debt Value Court Fee Our Fee Total
Up to £5,000 £35 to £205 (dependent on claim value) £500 to £1,000 £535 to £1,205 plus VAT on our fees
£5,001 to £10,000 £455 £1,000 to £1,500 £1,455 to £1,955 plus VAT on our fees
£10,001 to £50,000 5% of claim value £1,500 to £3,000 £2,000 to £5,500 plus VAT on our fees
£50,001 to £100,000 5% of claim value Up to £5,000 Up to £10,000 plus VAT on our fees

 

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • VAT is not charged on Court fees
  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt. A guide to enforcement costs is set out below.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters can take between 2 weeks and 16 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether the debtor makes payment (and at what stage) and whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

 

Fees for Enforcing Judgment

If we have successfully obtained a Judgment but the debtor fails to make payment (or if you already have a Judgment), there are various options available for enforcement action. A guide to our legal fees is set out below. The exact fee will depend upon the complexity of your case and the value of the Judgment which you are seeking to enforce.

Action Fee (all plus VAT)
Order for Questioning £250 to £750
Attachment of Earnings £250 to £500
Third Party Debt Order £250 to £500
Uncontested Charging Order £500 to £750
Warrant / Writ of Control £250 to £500
Statutory Demand £250 to £750
Bankruptcy Petition £750 to £1,500
Winding Up Petition £1,000 to £1,500

 

Disbursements

These are the costs which are payable to third parties in relation to your claim, such as Court fees or Land Registry fees. The disbursements which are applicable to you will depend upon the individual circumstances of your case.

Disbursement Cost VAT?
Tracing Agent Fees From £75 Yes
Process Server Fees From £85 Yes
High Court Enforcement Officer Abortive Fee £90 Yes
Official Receiver’s fee Please refer to HMCTS website Yes
Barrister Fees From £250 to £2,000 (dependent on nature and complexity of instruction) Yes
Office Copy Search Fee £3 per document No
Affidavit Fee £5 plus £2 per exhibit No