Debt Recovery services and costs for a business seeking to recover debts up to the value of £100,000.
How much does debt recovery cost?
We charge for this type of work on the basis of an hourly rate.
The applicable fee per hour rate will depend on the complexity of the case and ranges from £150-£275 per hour (plus VAT at 20% (£30-£55)).
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Debt Recovery Fees
Stage 1 – PreAction
The work we will undertake PreAction is receiving client instructions, reviewing the documents involved and preparing a letter before action.
Typically this work will take 1-2 hours (£150-£550 plus 20% VAT at £30-£110) and take between 4-7 days to complete.
Stage 2 – Issuing claim
For Stage 2 to commence, no response from the other party asserting a dispute will have been received.
Debt recovery costs applicable for Stage 2 are:
Court Issue Fee
VAT not applicable
Our total fee* exclusive of VAT
Up to £5,000
Up to £205
Up to £685
Up to £935
5% value of the claim
Up to £3100
*Typical legal fee range price depending on complexity of case
Our debt recovery fee is for preparing the claim form and particulars of claim, arranging issue and service of proceedings by relevant Court – NB. these are the preliminary steps for starting a Court claim.
Typically this work will take 4-6 weeks from preparing the documents to the Court sending the documents to the other party and providing confirmation that the action has been started.
Stage 3 – Obtaining Judgement/Enforcement
There are two stages to Stage 3, they are a) obtaining and b) enforcing judgement
Costs applicable for Stage 3 are:
a) Additional Court fees payable depends on method of enforcement taken. You can see these fees here.
Our typical legal fee range for obtaining judgement in default is £100-£150 (plus VAT at 20% (£20-£30)).
b) Our typical legal fee ranges for enforcing judgement are as follows:
Method of Enforcement
VAT not applicable
Our fee range
Debtor to attend Court for questioning
Up to £474
Up to £530
Attachment of Earnings order
Up to £530
Up to £1310
Our fee is for preparing the necessary applications and arranging for issue/service by the Court.
Typically the work for Method of Enforcement 1,2 and 3 in the table above will take 3-4 weeks.
Typically the work for Method of Enforcement 4 in the table above will take 4-10 weeks.
- These fees assume service by the Court and not service arranged by ourselves or by a third party process server.
- If service is required to be arranged by a third party process server, costs could be an additional £200-£300 (plus VAT at 20% (£40-£60)).
It would not normally be necessary to undertake other work or incur other costs other than those described above. However, we would be very happy to provide you with a more tailored quote for all stages of your particular case once we know about your specific circumstances.
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided, please inform us immediately so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.
If you have any questions regarding our debt recovery fees, please contact us today.