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Debt Recovery

Our fees for collecting debts/unpaid invoices with a value of up to £100,000, where the claim is subject to the laws of England and Wales and within the English Courts’ jurisdiction are based on fixed feed. Details of those fees are set out below. These fixed fees only apply to debts which are not disputed and where enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, or if enforcement action is needed, we will discuss any further work required and give you updated costs advice. 

Our Fees

Stage 1 - Pre-action stage (before court proceedings)

Value of claim

(Including interest and compensation)

Court Fee / Disbursement

Cost Range

(based on a fixed fee)

Up to £100,000

N/A

Fee: £65 to £175

VAT: £13 to £35

Total: £78 to £210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 2 - Court proceedings

If there is no payment or no response from the debtor at the pre-action stage, we will issue court proceedings.

Value of claim

(Including interest and compensation)

Court fee

(not subject to VAT)

Cost Range 

(based on a fixed fee)

Does not exceed £300

£300.01 to £500

£500.01 to £1,000

£1,000.01 to £1,500

£1,500.01 to £3,000

£3,000.01 to £5,000

£5,000.01 to £10,000

£10,000.01 to £100,000

 

 

£35

£50

£70

£80

£115

£205

£455

5% of the value of the claim

 

Fee: £50 to £300

VAT: £10 to £60

Total: £60 to £360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 3 – Judgment

If payment is not made in full and no defence is filed, then we will request judgment.

Value of claim

(Including interest and compensation)

Cost Range 

(based on a fixed fee)

Up to £100,000

Fee: £22 to £90

VAT: £4.40 to £18

Total: £26.40 to £108

Services Included

Stage 1:

  • Initial discussion to take instructions
  • Reviewing documents
  • Preparing and sending a letter of claim to your debtor via first class post, threatening court proceedings
  • Notifying you that the letter has been sent; and
  • Notifying you when payment has been received (and sending on) or not as the case may be

Stage 2:

  • Preparing the claim form and the particulars of claim and filing these with the court for issue
  • Writing to you confirming the documents have been filed with the court and breaking down the costs and interest claimed
  • Advising you when the claim has been served; and
  • Notifying you when payment has been received (and sending on) or not as the case may be

Stage 3:

  • Seeking your instructions to apply for judgment
  • Preparing the application for judgment and filing it with the court
  • Advising you when the sealed judgment has been received from the court; and
  • Serving a copy of the sealed judgment upon your debtor demanding payment within seven days

Services Not Included

  • Meeting with you and advising you on your prospects of success
  • Corresponding/negotiating with your debtor or her/his solicitors save as set out above
  • Advising as to the financial status of your debtor; and
  • Checking addresses or any other details given by you in relation to your debtor
  • Amending the claim/serving any additional addresses further to any issues arising from non-service of the claim form
  • Any post judgment steps saves for those set out above

Timescales

Stage 1:

The amount of time you will need to give your debtor to make payment will depend upon the legal entity of your debtor. Since 1 October 2017, if your debtor is an individual or sole trader you are required under the provision of the Pre-action Protocol for Debt Recovery Claims to allow your debtor 30 days to respond to a letter of claim and/or provide payment. If your debtor does not fall within this category you will be required to allow only 14 days. We will seek to act upon your instruction to send a letter of claim within seven days of receipt of your instructions to proceed. 

Stage 2:

We shall seek to issue your claim within fourteen days of receipt of your instructions to do so. Thereafter it normally takes at least five days for the Court to issue your claim and fourteen days must then be allowed from the date of service of the claim for your debtor to respond.

Stage 3:

We shall seek to issue your request for judgment within fourteen days of receipt of your instructions to do so. Thereafter it normally takes one to two weeks for the Court to issue the judgment and send it to ourselves.

Overall matters usually take 12 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side (if payment is made promptly further to a judgment). If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

The Team

Find out more about the individuals who may be working on your case via the links below. Their profiles will include information as to their experience and qualifications.

Debbie Ray, administrator
Sian Samuel, chartered legal executive and debt recovery team manager
Lauren Weale, student legal executive

 

 

Testimonials

Very good team across many disciplines.

- Woodland Heritage Ltd, Surrey

How easy it was to speak to her and she explained the situation to me in ways that I could understand.

- Mrs S Mizrahi, Hereford

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

They were very experienced and very professional, offering a top class service

- Mr V Jones, Pontesbury

The people we dealt with from the start. Email contact was good and any visits to the Hereford office was productive, easy and a pleasure.

- Mr J Campbell & Mrs M Campbell, Ledbury

Quotes

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

Personal attention. Good advice.

- Mrs C Bhamra, Shrewsbury

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

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