Fees for a business to business debt that is not disputed

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.

Debt value Our fee (incl. VAT) Court fee Total
Up to £5,000.00 Stage 1* £300.00 (ex VAT)

Stage 2* £400.00 (ex VAT)

N/A

£35.00 to £205.00

Stage 1* £300.00 (ex VAT)

Stage 2* £735.00 to £905.00 (ex VAT)

£5,001.00 – £10,000.00 Stage 1* £300.00 (ex VAT)

Stage 2* £400.00 (ex VAT)

N/A

£455.00

Stage 1* £300.00 (ex VAT)

Stage 2* £1,155.00 (ex VAT)

£10,001.00 – £100,000.00 Stage 1* 5% value of the claim

Stage 2* 5% value of the claim

N/A

5% value of the claim

£500.05 – £5,000.00 (ex VAT)

£1,500.15.00 – £15,000.00 (ex VAT)

*see below

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • 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 a bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes work undertaken in the following 2 stages:-

Stage One

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation

  • Undertaking appropriate searches

  • Sending a letter before action

  • Receiving payment and sending on to you

Stage Two

  • If the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing a claim to court

  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgment in default

  • When Judgment in default is received, writing to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 7 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters usually take 2-12 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgment in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

The work is undertaken by our debt recovery team. The team includes a solicitor of over 10 years experience and a solicitor with over 4 years experience. Both are supervised by a director of the firm with more than 26 years experience as a solicitor.