Debt Recovery Pricing

Debt Recovery services and costs for a business seeking to recover debts up to the value of £100,000.

Stage 1 – PreAction

Our average fee per hour for this work is £205 + VAT.

The applicable fee per hour rate will be depending on the complexity of the case ranging from £115 - £245+ VAT per hour.

The legal advisers who work on Debt Recovery matters can be viewed here.

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 and take between 4-7 days to complete.

Stage 2 – Issuing claim

In order for Stage 2 to commence, no response from the other party asserting a dispute will have been received.

These costs apply:

Debt value

Court Issue Fee

VAT not applicable

Our fee* exclusive of VAT



Up to £5,000

Up to £205



Up to £565





Up to £815


5% value of the claim



Up to £2920

*Typical legal fee range price depending on complexity of case

Our 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

These costs apply:

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+VAT

Our typical legal fee ranges for enforcing judgement are as follows:

Method of Enforcement

Court fees

VAT not applicable

Our fee range




Debtor to attend Court for questioning




Up to £295


Bailiff action




Up to £350


Attachment of Earnings order




Up to £410


Charging order




Up to £1130


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.