Debt Recovery

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Chasing debts can be a difficult task. Let our team shoulder the burden.

Our debt recovery team deals with all sizes of debt from the small to the very large. Each debt is considered on its own merits and wherever possible we will fix a fee for dealing with it or cap our fees for a particular stage of the process.

We believe it is important that clients know how much it will cost them to put the matter into court to ensure, taking into account the size of the debt, that it is economically sensible to do so. This is particularly important with smaller debts of less than £10,000.00 where legal costs would not usually be awarded to the “winner” in the small claims court.

Our approach is to ensure that the correct commercial approach is adopted to take into account not only what might be legally possible and the costs likely to be incurred but also the likelihood of actually being able to recover the debt from the debtor.

Our common sense commercial approach coupled with our willingness to fix fees wherever we can provides the right support for pursuing all levels of debt recovery in an economic manner.

Debts from £2,000.00 – £5,000.00  
Letter of Claim: £130
Additional Chase up Correspondence in the absence of response (brief): £30
Additional Chase up Correspondence if response if required (complex): £50
Commencement of court proceedings: £200
Entry of default judgment: £50
Reply to defence (if necessary): Simple Matters £150.00
/ Complex Matters £250.00
Capped fees up to and including trial: £800
Dealing with Enforcement - advising client and chasing enforcement: £100
Debts from £5,000.00 – £10,000.00  
Letter of Claim: £200
Additional Chase up Correspondence in the absence of response (brief): £30
Additional Chase up Correspondence if response if required (complex): £50
Prevent/object to Company Strike off Action with supporting evidence: £200
Commencement of court proceedings: £275
Entry of default judgment: £70
Reply to defence (if necessary): Simple Matters £150.00
/ Complex Matters £250.00
Capped fees up to and including trial: £950
Dealing with Enforcement - advising client and chasing enforcement: £150
Debts above £10,000.00  
We will agree fixed, capped or staged fees on a case by case basis depending on the facts/complexity of each individual matter.Applicable to all Cases: -
Prevent/object to Company Strike off Action with supporting evidence: £200
Other fees regularly incurred  
Prevention of strike of Company at Companies: £200.00
Barristers fees – in some cases we might advise using a barrister for the final hearing; we would advise you well in advance of any final hearing if we felt this was the best option. Barrister’s fees are separate to our fees up to and including trial, quoted above. -

All fees quoted above are exclusive of VAT. Legal fees for court proceedings will be accompanied by a court issue fee and legal fees for work up to and including trial will be accompanied by a hearing fee. Where a warrant/writ of control is requested a further court fee will be payable. We reserve the right to vary the above fees depending on the complexity of the matter. In the event that a variation in our fees is necessary, we will notify you as soon as we are able to.

Additional Information
  • Multiple Debts

    If you have a large number of debts to chase or believe that you will have a regular stream of debts to recover, then we will be happy to agree a bespoke arrangement with you to reflect the volume of debts to be pursued, which might include a discount from our standard charges or retention by us of a percentage of the sums recovered on your behalf. We simply require copy invoices or statements of account. Some clients have streamlined this process by providing us with spreadsheets simply containing their overdue invoices details – number & date, date invoice due for payment, name and address of debtor.

  • Enforcement

    Once judgment has been obtain against the debtor if payment is still not received a range of enforcement options are available including bailiff enforcement, attachment of earnings orders and obtaining charges over a debtors property. We will advise on your options and agree fixed fees in relation to that also, whilst always bearing in mind the likelihood of recovery from the debtor.

  • Court Fees for Money Claims

    Issue Fees

    To issue a claim for money, the following fees will be payable based on the amount claimed, including interest:

    Value of Claim Court Issues Claim Money Claim Online (MCOL)
    Up to £300.00 £35.00 £25.00
    Up to £301.00 - £500 £50.00 £35.00
    Up to £500.01 - £1,000 £70.00 £60.00
    Up to £1,000.01 - £1,500 £80.00 £70.00
    Up to £1,500.01 - £3,000 £115.00 £105.00
    Up to £3,000.01 - £5,000 £205.00 £185.00
    Up to £5,000.01 - £10,000 £455.00 £410.00
  • Hearing fees

    Small Claims Track where the amount claimed is:

    up to £300 £25
    between £300.01 and £500 £55
    between £500.01 and £1,000 £80
    between £1,000.01 and £1,500 £115
    between £1,500.01 and £3,000 £170
    more than £3,000 £335

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