The information on the costs of our debt recovery services set out below apply where you are a business and your claim relates to an invoice or invoices which you have rendered amounting to up to £100,000 in total, which have not been paid and which are not disputed.
Work prior to the issue of proceedings
- Standard form Letter Before Action and written notification to you of its despatch – fixed fee of £15 plus VAT.
- Further emails and letters sent and telephone calls (both made and received) in connection with your claim prior to the issue of proceedings – fixed fee of £15.00 plus VAT each.
Court proceedings (relating to undisputed invoices)
|Level of claim||Our charges to you for issue of proceedings until just prior to entry of judgment assuming claim not disputed in any way||Court issue fee payable by you for claims issued online||Fixed costs amount claimable from your debtor in addition to the court issue fee|
|Up to £300.00||£70.00 plus VAT||£25.00||£50.00|
|£300.01 to £500.00||£80.00 plus VAT||£35.00||£50.00|
|£500.01 to £1,000.00||£90.00 plus VAT||£60.00||£70.00|
|£1,000.01 to £1,500.00||£100.00 plus VAT||£70.00||£80.00|
|£1,500.01 to £3,000.00||£110.00 plus VAT||£105.00||£80.00|
|£3,000.01 to £5,000.00||£125.00 plus VAT||£185.00||£80.00|
|£5,000.01 to £10,000.00||£150.00 plus VAT||£410.00||£100.00|
|£10,000.01 to £15,000.00||£175.00 plus VAT||4.5% of total claim value||£100.00|
|£15,000.01 to £50,000.00||£200.00 plus VAT||4.5% of total claim value||£100.00|
|£50,000.01 to £100,000.00||£250.00 plus VAT||4.5% of total claim value||£100.00|
- The court issue fee (see the third column above) and the fixed amount (see the fourth column above) are added to the amount being claimed by you and are recoverable from the debtor.
- Should a claim become disputed/defended in whole or in part, any further work required will be discussed with you and will, unless otherwise agreed, be based on our standard hourly rates, details of which will have been provided to you in connection with you first instructing us.
Our costs of entering judgment on your behalf are also based on fixed charges as detailed below.
|Type of judgment requested||Our fixed charges|
|Default judgment for a judgment for up to £5,000||£25.00 plus VAT|
|Default judgment for a judgment over £5,000||£35.00 plus VAT|
|Judgment on admission of claim up to £5,000 where the Defendant’s offer of payment is accepted||£50.00 plus VAT|
|Judgment on admission of claim over £5,000 where the Defendant’s offer of payment is accepted||£60.00 plus VAT|
|Judgment on admission of claim up to £5,000 where the Court decides on the amount of payment||£60.00 plus VAT|
|Judgment on admission of claim over £5,000 where the Court decides on the amount of payment||£80.00 plus VAT|
Enforcement costs vary depending on the method of enforcement pursued in each case. In most cases, the High Court Enforcement Officer will be instructed by us to seek recovery. Our enforcement costs for the action decided upon will be discussed with you if judgment is obtained and payment is still not forthcoming.
Our debt collection team
The work is primarily carried out by Rachel Emmings, who is an experienced debt collection paralegal, with support from trainee solicitors in our dispute resolution and litigation team. The work is supervised by our litigation partners, Neil Williams and Morgan Rees.