(This page details our pricing, please see ‘Our Services’ page for details of the service)
There are three fee stages for an undisputed claim:
Stage 1: – Letter Of Claim/Letter Before Action stage
For an undisputed claim, we charge according to the amount being claimed:
Up to £1,000 we charge £80 + VAT
£1,001-£10,000 we charge £150 +VAT
£10,000 plus we charge £180 + VAT
Where the Claim is disputed we may be able to arrange a fixed fee depending on the amount of the debt and facts of the case, however failing which we shall charge our hourly rates: Our hourly fixed rates as follows:
|Grade of Fee Earner||Description of Fee Earner||Hourly Rate|
|1||Notaries Public, Consultants, Partners/Directors and Solicitors with over eight years post qualification experience including at least eight years of litigation experience||£225.00 per hour|
|2||Senior Solicitors and Fellows of Institute of Legal Executives and Chartered Accountants with over four years post qualification experience including at least four years of litigation experience||£196.00 per hour|
|3||Assistant/Associate Solicitors and Senior Legal Executives, Law Costs Draftsmen, Legal Executives and Para-Legals||£170.00 per hour|
|4||Trainee solicitors and other support staff||£136.00 per hour|
Letters out and telephone calls will be charged at a tenth of this hourly charging rate. (Hourly Charges are plus VAT)
Disbursements: In addition, there will be disbursement fees payable which will depend on the type of debtor. These could include payments made to a third party such as Bailiff or Court fees etc:
- ID Verification: £10 plus VAT
- Claim issue fee: Depends on the amount claimed.
- Bankruptcy search: £1 per person
- Office Copy Search £3
- Asset Tracing Search(Optional) Prices range from £150-£300 depending on level of search.
- Person Tracing Search (Option) £25-£45 Dependant on depth of search required.
Stage 2: Court Proceedings Stage
If no recovery at Stage 1 and debt is not disputed we shall commence legal proceedings (Stage 2)
|Debt owed||Our fee||Court fee||Total (Plus VAT on Costs)||Recoverable from debtor (Court fee + fixed costs)|
|Up to £1,000||£150 + VAT||£25 – £60||£175-£210)||£75 – £130|
|£1,001-£10,000||£250 + VAT||£70 – £410||£320-£660||£150 – £510|
|£10,001 – £100,000||£500 + VAT||4.5% of claim value||£500 + 4.5% of claim||Court fee + £100|
The Total column is the amount you pay regardless of whether the debt has been paid at this stage. The Court calculate the fee on the total of the debt plus interest, which
may put the Court fees and costs into the higher band.There are very exceptional circumstances where we are able to cancel the court action on the day of processing. Where we are able to do so, a cancellation charge of no more than the equivalent 50% of our fee will apply, otherwise the total costs and fees will be payable.
Cost on Account
When issuing court actions we will ask you to pay for this and it will equate to the court fee and our fee for drafting papers at stage 2.
Stage 3- Enforcement Stage
If Debt not settled at Stages 1 or 2, we shall proceed to stage 3 enforcement to recover the debt.
|Enforcement action||Enforcement action||Court fee|
|Application for order that the debtor attends court for questioning||£75 + VAT||Court fee of £55 + process server’s fee (£60 – £99 approx.)|
|Application for Writ of Control – High Court Bailiff (where debt exceeds £600)||£75 + VAT||If unsuccessful: £66 Court fee + bailiff’s fee of £75 + VAT. If successful: £66 Court fee (Court & bailiff’s fee recoverable from debtor)|
|Application for an Attachment of Earnings order||£75 + VAT||Court fee of £110|
|Application for Third Party Debt Order||£75 + VAT||Court fee of £110 Representation at court – estimated at £300|
|Application for Charging Order on Debtors Property||Charged on an hourly rate basis (an estimate will be provided based on the circumstances of the debt owed)||Court fee of £110 Land Registry fee of £40 Representation at court – estimated at £300|