We offer a fixed fee for this type of service which is based on the value of the debt in question. The prices below indicate what is included in our service.
The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements.
|Value of Debt||Review & Letter Before Claim||Paper Form Fee||Online Claim Fee||Drafting Debt Proceedings|
|Up to £300||£90||£35||£25||£120|
|Up to £500||£90||£50||£35||£120|
|Up to £1,000||£90||£70||£60||£120|
|Up to £1,500||£90||£80||£70||£120|
|Up to £3,000||£90||£115||£105||£120|
|Up to £5,000||£90||£205||£185||£120|
|Up to £10,000||£90||£455||£410||£170|
|Up to £100,000||£200||5% of Claim||4.5% of Claim||£300|
|Up to £200,000||Contact for quote||5% of Claim||N/A||Contact for quote|
|More than £200,000||Contact for quote||£10,000||N/A||Contact for quote|
The prices will vary depending on how the debtor responds, for instance if they make payment following the initial letter that will reduce the costs to you.
The above service includes:
Taking instructions and reviewing documentation
Undertaking appropriate searches
Sending a letter before action
Receiving payment and sending on to client
Drafting and issuing a claim if debt not paid
A typical case can take up to 6 months
If the case goes to trial the fee will depend on its allocation within the courts. The main allocation criteria is the debt value e.g.:
Small Claims – up to £10,000 – £335 fee
Fast Track Claims – up to £25,000 – £545 fee
Multitrack Claims – above £25,000 – £1,090 fee
These are expected costs based on a typical transaction. In certain circumstances, where there are unexpected or out of the ordinary circumstances, fees could increase.
Please note: The above costs apply only to fixed debt claims, not Contract disputes. If the amount itself is disputed then these fees do not apply. Please contact us for an estimate.
Meet the Team
I am a partner in the firm and Head of Civil and Commercial Litigation. I have over 20 years experience having most recently worked for more than 11 years in the Bristol office of a national firm. I trained and worked in London for 10 years. I have experience in a wide variety of cases which claims ranging from £000s to £millions and have acted for clients in the County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal as well as in arbitration and mediation and various first Tier Tribunals. My work ranges from commercial disputes, contract disputes, property related disputes, regulatory and compliance work, inheritance and probate claims and personal-injury work. My regulatory practice involves issues with the Health and Safety Executive, the CQC Trading Standards and various professional bodies in relation to their regulation of members. I live on the outskirts of Monmouth with my wife and two children
I am a solicitor working in the Litigation Department. I have experience dealing with a wide range of civil and commercial disputes acting for both private individuals and businesses including personal injury claims, consumer claims against traders, contract disputes and commercial debt recovery. I have a very good track record in respect of the outcomes that I have achieved for my clients and I always put my clients commercial interests first. I live in Cardiff, with my girlfriend.
Taking Instructions & Checking Information
At this stage we will take instructions from you on the case. We collect the relevant documents and information from yourselves to get the process started, and review it before proceeding to stage 2.
Letter Before Action
At this stage we issue a letter to the debtor stating the outstanding amount and reserving the right to proceed to court action. Often, the debtor will make payment at this stage.
If the debt is not paid at Stage 2 we will file a claim form with the court. The court will then serve a the claim form on the debtor, giving them 13 days to admit and pay the debt, enter into negotiation to settle or defend the action.
Application for Enforcement
If the debtor still does not make payment within the timescale allotted by the court then we will make an application for Enforcement, obtaining a County Court Judgment. The court may instruct a Bailiff at this stage to recover the debt.