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Debt Recovery

Please complete the form below and submit the information to provide us with the required knowledge to complete your fee page in this area.

Debt Recovery

It is highly recommended that you complete this form on a desktop or laptop computer so that the guidance can be viewed at the same time as the form.

Please note: if you leave or refresh this page the information on your current form will be lost. The form has been broken down into parts to mitigate this.

The new rules do not require you to publish a binding quote for each and every scenario which you may deal with, however they should act as clear and concise guidance for consumers. Neither you nor they wish to find out upon contact that the price will in fact be much higher, thus the prices you include should be as accurate as possible for the matter which you detail in the below forms. You do not need to consider every eventuality but should consider the norm when establishing your fee and service information.

For assistance in completing this form please contact us at anytime by email:

Or by telephone:

01443 742 895

The SRA requires information on business to business debt recovery up to £100,000.

1. Team Information

The SRA requires that you include information on the experience and qualifications of all individuals who carry out work within this area. This should include any individuals who are involved in the process who undertake any sort of legal work which could be considered as chargeable e.g. paralegals, legal assistants.

You may wish to include secretaries or others who do not fall into the above category to provide a full picture of your team to consumers who would interact with them.

Form 1A and 1B allow the entry of up to 10 team members including the supervisor. If your team exceeds this amount then please complete the required information in a word document and send it as an attachment to:

caroline@cpm21.co.uk

Photographs: If you would like to include photographs for each team member please ensure they are at least 300px by 300px and are all of the same dimensions (e.g. square or the same size rectangle). Some cropping may occur. Email these across as attachments to:

caroline@cpm21.co.uk

1A Team Information

1A Team Information Guidance

The name of your firm for our reference.

 

The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

The name of the person responsible for supervising those who will carry out the work for this area of law.

The job title for the supervisor.

 

The year the above person qualified. Please note: if the person has not yet qualified leave this field blank.

 

The supervisors professional qualification e.g. solicitor, legal executive. 

 

A ‘blurb’ or description relating to the above person. This may already exist on your website, if so please copy it and paste it here for us to re-use. This should include information about the experience of this individual of handling matters in this area of law e.g. complexity or particular types of issues that they typically deal with.  

 

Please complete the same information for the fields below relating to additional team members. If your team exceeds the amount of persons allowed by this form please complete form 1B below.

1B Team Information

1B Team Information Guidance

This form should be used in the event that you have more team members than is allowed by form 1A.

Complete the required information in accordance with the guidance from form 1A.

2. Fixed Fee Services

If you provide services for this type of matter based on a fixed fee please complete the below form, alternatively scroll down and complete the next form on Variable Fees.

Please note the new rules do not require you to publish a binding quote for each and every scenario which you may deal with. Consider this an extension of your requirement to provide clients with the best possible information about the likely overall cost under 1.13 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

The new guidance makes it a requirement that you not only publish the cost for particular services, but also exactly what that service includes. This form aims to gather this information as well as pricing information to create your Fee Page. If you feel that any other information should be included then please contact us directly.

Please note: If you package different stages of your debt recovery service and offer them individually (e.g. £XX to assess and send letter before action, £XXX to issue a claim etc.) you will find that there is enough space to enter 3 different packages as fixed fees below (e.g. Part 2A, 2B, 2C). If you offer your debt recovery service as an all inclusive fixed fee service please only complete one of these (e.g. part 2A).

2A Debt Recovery - Fixed Fees

4. Please indicate which of the below is included in the above quoted service:

5. Does this fee only apply in cases of undisputed debt?

2A Debt Recovery – Fixed Fees Guidance

1. The name of your firm for our reference.

 

2. The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

 

3. Please provide the fee for this service. If you use a pricing scale please provide detail on it here e.g.:

Up to £XX,XXX = £Court Fee + £Legal Fee + £Disbusements = Total cost; or up to £XX,XXX = £Court Fee + £% of Debt Recovered + £Disbursements = Total cost
 

4. These are the services the SRA highlights in their guidance, and have been used to form the core of the services you should be considering in your fee.

 

5. Please indicate whether this fee allows for disputed debt or if it only applies to undisputed debt.

 

6. Please provide an estimate of costs for if the debt is disputed. This might be calculated on an hourly rate e.g.:

£XXX an hour with an estimate of XX – XX hours plus £XXX disbursements.

Note: as this will likely fall into a matter of contract dispute this is optional.

 

7. Please list the disbursements this fee includes, if any.

 

8. Please indicate any services or disbursements you provide within this fee which are not highlighted in the checklist in question 4.

 

9. If there are additional services or disbursements a customer may reasonably expect to be included in this service which you have not included when quoting please can you detail them along with additional pricing.

 

10. If you offer different pricing based on region, provide an online/mail only service, or there are any other similar, foreseeable factors which may affect your price please detail them here. Highlight alongside each factor the additional charge or % change in cost.

 

11. Please highlight the average or expected length of time that a standard purchase would take at your firm. Use weeks providing a range of up to 4 weeks e.g. 8 – 12 weeks.

 

 

12. Each template includes a short disclaimer stating that these are expected costs based on a typical transaction, highlighting that fees could increase depending on unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances. If you would like to include any specific circumstances in which fees may increase, please detail them here.

2B Debt Recovery - Fixed Fees

4. Please indicate which of the below is included in the above quoted service:

5. Does this fee only apply in cases of undisputed debt?

2B Debt Recovery – Fixed Fees Guidance

1. The name of your firm for our reference.

 

2. The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

 

3. Please provide the fee for this service. If you use a pricing scale please provide detail on it here e.g.:

Up to £XX,XXX = £Court Fee + £Legal Fee + £Disbusements = Total cost; or up to £XX,XXX = £Court Fee + £% of Debt Recovered + £Disbursements = Total cost
 

4. These are the services the SRA highlights in their guidance, and have been used to form the core of the services you should be considering in your fee.

 

5. Please indicate whether this fee allows for disputed debt or if it only applies to undisputed debt.

 

6. Please provide an estimate of costs for if the debt is disputed. This might be calculated on an hourly rate e.g.:

£XXX an hour with an estimate of XX – XX hours plus £XXX disbursements.

Note: as this will likely fall into a matter of contract dispute this is optional.

 

7. Please list the disbursements this fee includes, if any.

 

8. Please indicate any services or disbursements you provide within this fee which are not highlighted in the checklist in question 4.

 

9. If there are additional services or disbursements a customer may reasonably expect to be included in this service which you have not included when quoting please can you detail them along with additional pricing.

 

10. If you offer different pricing based on region, provide an online/mail only service, or there are any other similar, foreseeable factors which may affect your price please detail them here. Highlight alongside each factor the additional charge or % change in cost.

 

11. Please highlight the average or expected length of time that a standard purchase would take at your firm. Use weeks providing a range of up to 4 weeks e.g. 8 – 12 weeks.

 

12. Each template includes a short disclaimer stating that these are expected costs based on a typical transaction, highlighting that fees could increase depending on unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances. If you would like to include any specific circumstances in which fees may increase, please detail them here.

2C Debt Recovery - Fixed Fees

4. Please indicate which of the below is included in the above quoted service:

5. Does this fee only apply in cases of undisputed debt?

2C Debt Recovery – Fixed Fees Guidance

1. The name of your firm for our reference.

 

2. The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

 

3. Please provide the fee for this service. If you use a pricing scale please provide detail on it here e.g.:

Up to £XX,XXX = £Court Fee + £Legal Fee + £Disbusements = Total cost; or up to £XX,XXX = £Court Fee + £% of Debt Recovered + £Disbursements = Total cost
 

4. These are the services the SRA highlights in their guidance, and have been used to form the core of the services you should be considering in your fee.

 

5. Please indicate whether this fee allows for disputed debt or if it only applies to undisputed debt.

 

6. Please provide an estimate of costs for if the debt is disputed. This might be calculated on an hourly rate e.g.:

£XXX an hour with an estimate of XX – XX hours plus £XXX disbursements.

Note: as this will likely fall into a matter of contract dispute this is optional.

 

7. Please list the disbursements this fee includes, if any.

 

8. Please indicate any services or disbursements you provide within this fee which are not highlighted in the checklist in question 4.

 

9. If there are additional services or disbursements a customer may reasonably expect to be included in this service which you have not included when quoting please can you detail them along with additional pricing.

 

10. If you offer different pricing based on region, provide an online/mail only service, or there are any other similar, foreseeable factors which may affect your price please detail them here. Highlight alongside each factor the additional charge or % change in cost.

 

11. Please highlight the average or expected length of time that a standard purchase would take at your firm. Use weeks providing a range of up to 4 weeks e.g. 8 – 12 weeks.

 

 

12. Each template includes a short disclaimer stating that these are expected costs based on a typical transaction, highlighting that fees could increase depending on unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances. If you would like to include any specific circumstances in which fees may increase, please detail them here.

3. Variable Fee Services

If you provide services for this type of matter based on a variable fee please complete the below form.

Please note the new rules do not require you to publish a binding quote for each and every scenario which you may deal with. Consider this an extension of your requirement to provide clients with the best possible information about the likely overall cost under 1.13 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

The new guidance makes it a requirement that you not only publish the cost for particular services, but also exactly what that service includes. This form aims to gather this information as well as pricing information to create your Fee Page. If you feel that any other information should be included then please contact us directly.

Please note: You may choose to provide estimates for different stages of the process (e.g. £XXX up to letter before action, £XXX for making application to courts etc.).  You will find that there is enough space to enter 3 different estimates as variable fees below (e.g. Part 3A, 3B, 3C). If you would rather supply one estimate for the whole service please only complete one of these (e.g. part 3A).

3A Debt Recovery - Variable Fees

4. Please indicate which of the below is included in the above quoted service:

5. Does this fee only apply in cases of undisputed debt?

3A Debt Recovery – Variable Fees Guidance

1. The name of your firm for our reference.

 

2. The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

 

3. Please provide an estimated fee for this service. You must include information on how you reached this estimate so please include the following information:

Your hourly rate and an estimated number of hours (e.g. between X and X).

The total estimated cost of disbursements for the case or an estimate within a small range (e.g. between £XX and £XXX).

If you additionally take a % of the debt recovered then please detail that too.

We will use this information to create a final estimate which will be published.

If you would like to break you estimates down into stages please be concise in what is included in each stage.

4. These are the services the SRA highlights in their guidance, and have been used to form the core of the services you should be considering in your fee.

 

5. Please indicate whether this fee allows for disputed debt or if it only applies to undisputed debt.

 

6. Please provide an estimate of costs for if the debt is disputed. This might be calculated on an hourly rate e.g.:

£XXX an hour with an estimate of XX – XX hours plus £XXX disbursements.

Note: as this will likely fall into a matter of contract dispute this is optional.

 

7. Please list the disbursements this fee includes, if any.

 

8. Please indicate any services or disbursements you provide within this fee which are not highlighted in the checklist in question 4.

 

9. If there are additional services or disbursements a customer may reasonably expect to be included in this service which you have not included when quoting please can you detail them along with additional pricing.

 

10. If you offer different pricing based on region, provide an online/mail only service, or there are any other similar, foreseeable factors which may affect your price please detail them here. Highlight alongside each factor the additional charge or % change in cost.

 

11. Please highlight the average or expected length of time that a standard purchase would take at your firm. Use weeks providing a range of up to 4 weeks e.g. 8 – 12 weeks.

 

12. Each template includes a short disclaimer stating that these are expected costs based on a typical transaction, highlighting that fees could increase depending on unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances. If you would like to include any specific circumstances in which fees may increase, please detail them here.

3B Debt Recovery - Variable Fees

4. Please indicate which of the below is included in the above quoted service:

5. Does this fee only apply in cases of undisputed debt?

3B Debt Recovery – Variable Fees Guidance

1. The name of your firm for our reference.

 

2. The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

 

3. Please provide an estimated fee for this service. You must include information on how you reached this estimate so please include the following information:

Your hourly rate and an estimated number of hours (e.g. between X and X).

The total estimated cost of disbursements for the case or an estimate within a small range (e.g. between £XX and £XXX).

If you additionally take a % of the debt recovered then please detail that too.

We will use this information to create a final estimate which will be published.

If you would like to break you estimates down into stages please be concise in what is included in each stage.

4. These are the services the SRA highlights in their guidance, and have been used to form the core of the services you should be considering in your fee.

 

5. Please indicate whether this fee allows for disputed debt or if it only applies to undisputed debt.

 

6. Please provide an estimate of costs for if the debt is disputed. This might be calculated on an hourly rate e.g.:

£XXX an hour with an estimate of XX – XX hours plus £XXX disbursements.

Note: as this will likely fall into a matter of contract dispute this is optional.

 

7. Please list the disbursements this fee includes, if any.

 

8. Please indicate any services or disbursements you provide within this fee which are not highlighted in the checklist in question 4.

 

9. If there are additional services or disbursements a customer may reasonably expect to be included in this service which you have not included when quoting please can you detail them along with additional pricing.

 

10. If you offer different pricing based on region, provide an online/mail only service, or there are any other similar, foreseeable factors which may affect your price please detail them here. Highlight alongside each factor the additional charge or % change in cost.

 

11. Please highlight the average or expected length of time that a standard purchase would take at your firm. Use weeks providing a range of up to 4 weeks e.g. 8 – 12 weeks.

 

12. Each template includes a short disclaimer stating that these are expected costs based on a typical transaction, highlighting that fees could increase depending on unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances. If you would like to include any specific circumstances in which fees may increase, please detail them here.

3C Debt Recovery - Variable Fees

4. Please indicate which of the below is included in the above quoted service:

5. Does this fee only apply in cases of undisputed debt?

3C Debt Recovery – Variable Fees Guidance

1. The name of your firm for our reference.

 

2. The email address of the person responsible for completing this form in the event that we need to query any responses.

 

3. Please provide an estimated fee for this service. You must include information on how you reached this estimate so please include the following information:

Your hourly rate and an estimated number of hours (e.g. between X and X).

The total estimated cost of disbursements for the case or an estimate within a small range (e.g. between £XX and £XXX).

If you additionally take a % of the debt recovered then please detail that too.

We will use this information to create a final estimate which will be published.

If you would like to break you estimates down into stages please be concise in what is included in each stage.

4. These are the services the SRA highlights in their guidance, and have been used to form the core of the services you should be considering in your fee.

 

5. Please indicate whether this fee allows for disputed debt or if it only applies to undisputed debt.

 

6. Please provide an estimate of costs for if the debt is disputed. This might be calculated on an hourly rate e.g.:

£XXX an hour with an estimate of XX – XX hours plus £XXX disbursements.

Note: as this will likely fall into a matter of contract dispute this is optional.

 

7. Please list the disbursements this fee includes, if any.

 

8. Please indicate any services or disbursements you provide within this fee which are not highlighted in the checklist in question 4.

 

9. If there are additional services or disbursements a customer may reasonably expect to be included in this service which you have not included when quoting please can you detail them along with additional pricing.

 

10. If you offer different pricing based on region, provide an online/mail only service, or there are any other similar, foreseeable factors which may affect your price please detail them here. Highlight alongside each factor the additional charge or % change in cost.

 

11. Please highlight the average or expected length of time that a standard purchase would take at your firm. Use weeks providing a range of up to 4 weeks e.g. 8 – 12 weeks.

 

12. Each template includes a short disclaimer stating that these are expected costs based on a typical transaction, highlighting that fees could increase depending on unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances. If you would like to include any specific circumstances in which fees may increase, please detail them here.

Congratulations on completing the questionnaire. We will be in touch should there be any more detail required.

Should you have any queries contact us on:

01443 742 895

caroline@cpm21.co.uk