There may be occasions where additional services will be recommended to you that will assist in the pursuance of your debt, for example, this might be undertaking a search concerning a debtor, or formal action to enforce a Court judgment.

These fixed fees include an element of our time in processing the application, as well as our payment to a third party supplier. The fees listed below are intended as a guideline only, as the expenses we pay may vary from case to case.

Service

Guideline fee for our time plus VAT

Guideline Expense

Overall Fixed Fee plus VAT

Trace of Person / Business £30.00 £37.00 Positive Trace – £67.00
Negative Trace – £30.00
Additional Administrative charge where necessary to appoint lawyer agents for recovery outside of England and Wales £50.00 N/A £50.00
Consumer Credit Check £23.00 £2.00 £25.00
Business Credit Check / Companies House £29.00 £1.00 £30.00
Land Registry Search £21.00 £3.00 £24.00
Winding Up Petition Search £15.00 75p per minute – (average length of call 4 minutes) £15.00
Bankruptcy Search £15.00 Free £15.00
Instalment Monitoring £15.00 N/A £15.00 per instalment
Bailiff’s Warrant £60.00 £100.00 Court Fee £160.00
High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) £60.00 £66.00 Court Fee in all cases (debts over £600 only) £126.00
Attachment of Earnings £75.00 £110.00 Court Fee £185.00
Charging Orders £150.00 £213.00 £363.00
Third Party Debt Order £150.00 £110.00 £260.00
UK Lawyer Agents Chargeable by time Various N/A
Questioning  Debtor About Means £75.00 £55.00 Court Fee £130 plus costs to serve
Overseas Collection Agents 7% of recovery 10% to 20% of recovery 17% to 27% of recovery
Overseas Lawyer Agents £150.00 to £300.00 per month Various £150.00 to £300.00 plus various charges per month
Certificate of Money Provisions £60.00 £40.00 £100.00
European Enforcement Order £150.00 £50.00 £200.00

If matters can be resolved without the need to issue Court proceedings, they will usually take between 2 to 8 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side (depending on the level of correspondence required).

If Court proceedings are required, matters will usually take between 12 to 16 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

Please note that where a pursued debt is due from an individual or sole trader, a Court pre action protocol applies that allows debtors an extended period to respond to correspondence (a minimum of 30 days). This will, inevitably, impact on the timescale for a matter reaching its conclusion.