If your debt cannot be collected through pre Court action correspondence and telephone calls, we may advise you that it is commercially viable to issue Court proceedings. If you decide to do so, then our team will sue the debtor for the original debt plus any interest or compensation you are due.
Through Court action, we will continue to pursue your case and liaise and advise you throughout the process. We would most likely recommend that appropriate searches are carried out to check the credit rating of your debtor before you start Court action in all cases. Additional fees will be payable for these searches – but we will discuss them with you before they are incurred.
Our fees for this service will be charged on a fixed fee between £100 to £200 plus VAT, in addition to the fee plus VAT, permitted by Court rules. A more detail breakdown of our costs can be found here:
Recoverable Fixed Fee (excl VAT)
Our fee (excl VAT)
Total (excl VAT)
|Up to £300||£35.00||£50.00||£100.00||£185.00|
|£301 – £500||£50.00||£50.00||£100.00||£200.00|
|£501 – £1,000||£70.00||£70.00||£100.00||£240.00|
|£1,001 – £1,500||£80.00||£80.00||£200.00||£360.00|
|£1,501 – £2,000||£115.00||£80.00||£200.00||£395.00|
|£2,001 – £3,000||£115.00||£80.00||£200.00||£395.00|
|£3,001 – £5,000||£205.00||£80.00||£300.00||£585.00|
|£5,001 – £10,000||£455.00||£100.00||£300.00||£855.00|
|£10,001 – £200,000||5% of the value of the claim||£100.00||£300.00||£400.00 plus 5% of the claim value|
Obtaining a Court judgment
When obtaining a court judgment there is a fee payable to us of £75 plus VAT plus the recoverable fixed court fees plus VAT as outlined in the following table.
Fixed costs on entry of judgment in a claim for the recovery of money, goods or services provided
Where the amount of the judgment exceeds £25 but does not exceed £5,000
Where the amount of the judgment exceeds £5,000
|Where judgment in default of an acknowledgment of service is entered||£22.00||£30.00|
|Where judgment in default of a defence is entered||£25.00||£35.00|
|Where judgment is entered on an admission||£40.00||£55.00|
|Where judgment is entered on an admission (or an admission of part of the claim) and the court decides the date or time of payment||£55.00||£70.00|
The court rules allow you to recover some of these sums from the debtor though the exact amount you can recover changes from time to time.
Fees for additional services
We will always confirm the fees for each case with you prior to taking action.
The fixed fees include an element of our time in processing the application, as well as our payment to a third party supplier. The fees below are intended as a guideline only as the expenses we pay may vary from case to case.
Court fees may be payable in addition.
|Service||Guideline fee for our time plus VAT||Guideline expense||Overall fixed fee plus VAT|
|Trace of person/business||£40||£37||Positive Trace – £77
Negative Trace – £30
|Additional administrative charge to appoint lawyer agents for recovery outside of England and Wales||£75||N/A||£75|
|Consumer credit check||£23||£2||£25|
|Land Registry search||£21||£3||£24|
|Winding up petition search||£15||75p per minute – (average length of call, four minutes)||£15|
|Instalment monitoring||£15||N/A||£15 per instalment|
|Bailiff’s warrant||£75||£130 – court fee||£210|
|High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO)||£60||£71 – court fee (debts over £600 only)||£131|
|Attachment of earnings||£75||£118 – court fee||£193|
|Third party debt order||£175||£118||£285|
|UK lawyer agents||Chargeable by time||Various||N/A|
|Questioning debtor about means||£100||£55 – court fee||£155 plus costs to serve|
|Certificate of money provisions||£80||£47||£120|
|21 Day LBA warning of commencement of bankruptcy/winding up proceedings (Statutory Demand)||£125||£125 + costs for personal service|