Debt Recovery Pricing - debts up to 100,000
Thank you for looking at our Debt Recovery services, this page covers costs for debt recovery where the debt is for upto £100,000. Debts can arise in all walks of life and we regularly advise and assist businesses and individuals alike.
The bulk of our debt recovery instructions come from businesses across various sectors. With many years of experience and strong expertise in litigation both in and out of court, our debt recovery service is fast, efficient and economical.
Our Debt collection matters are dealt with by Paul Garner and Sarah Adlam, details of their experience and qualifications can be found on the Our Team section of this website. Paul Garner is the supervisor for this area of law as Head of the Business Support Group.
We have an experienced team who can assist you with recovering both disputed and undisputed debts. This page covers our pricing for undisputed debt recovery where the debt does not exceed £100,000 – please get in touch to find out more about our fee structure for pursuing disputed debts or debts of over £100,000. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer care skills enabling you to send out the right message and retain the goodwill of your customers whilst recovering outstanding payments.
We can offer you clear, practical advice and will discuss all the options available to establish the most appropriate way of dealing with debtors. We have tried and tested processes in place to ensure we can recover undisputed debts quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively, with transparent fixed fees.
We are proud to hold Lexcel Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.
We typically work on a fixed fee basis, so that from the outset you know what the fees will be for your transaction. These costs apply for unpaid and undisputed payment of invoice(s). If during the debt recovery process, the matter becomes disputed or enforcement action is required (where you need to appoint a bailiff), we will discuss the change in fees with you and agree a way forward.
When claiming costs from the debtor, it is important to note that the VAT element of any fees cannot be claimed. You can claim interest and compensation and we will advise you of the applicable rates.
Our fee for debt collection where the debt is undisputed and for no more than £100,000 is £250 plus VAT. Upon receiving your instructions we would prepare and issue a letter before action. If no response is received within 28 days we will prepare and issue a summons. Judgement can be entered 14 days after issue of the summons if no acknowledgement of service is received and after 28 days if no defence is received.
In addition you will also have to pay the court fee if proceedings are issued. The amount will depend on the amount of your claim and ranges from £25 to £4,500. We have set out a simplified schedule of the court fees below, but will be able to advise you of the correct fee for your case.
Up to £300.00
£300.01 to £500.00
£500.01 to £1000.00
£1000.01 to £1500.00
£1500.01 to £3000.00
£3000.01 to £5000.00
£5000.01 to £10000.00
£10000.01 to £100000.00
4.5% of the sum claimed
Our fees are fixed and include items detailed above, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- Enforcement proceedings
- Instructing a Bailiff
A typical debt recovery will take between 2 months, from instruction through to payment from the other side or, if later, obtaining Judgement. This may be quicker or longer depending on whether we are required to issue a claim and whether the other side pay promptly on receipt of any Judgment issued by a court. As detailed above, if enforcement action is required, we will discuss the fees and timescales involved.
With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. Our fee will include these milestones and may be as follows:
- Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
- Undertaking appropriate searches
- Issuing a letter before action requesting payment from the debtor
- Receiving payment and sending this on to you
- Drafting and issuing a claim form to the relevant court if the debt is not paid
- Applying to the court to enter a Judgment in Default if the debtor fails to respond to court proceedings
- Contacting the other side to request payment where a Judgment in Default has been issued by the court