Please find below details of our fees for Debt Recovery and related timescales.
All fees set out below are exclusive of VAT
STEP 1 - Initial Instructions and Letter before Action
To receiving your instructions, reviewing papers and sending a letter before action (also by email if appropriate); attempting to make contact with the debtor and reporting to you; to include advising upon any offers to pay. Our fee: £20 + VAT
STEP 2 - Issue and service of County Court proceedings
To include reviewing with you any dispute to payment and discussing further appropriate action; drafting county court Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for you to sign; arranging for issue and service; advising you of any defence & counterclaim or offers to pay; advising of timetable for judgment.
(inc interest) £
Girlings fee (exc VAT)
Total fixed costs recoverable from Debtor
Your Net Contribution (exc VAT)
Up to £300
£301 - £500
5% of debt
5% of claim
STEP 3 - Enter judgment
To include entering judgment in default as per fixed costs £22/£30; liaising with you regarding possible enforcement options and advising accordingly. Our fee: £22/30
STEP 4 - Issuing Warrant of Execution to Bailiff/ High Court Enforcement Officers
Not inclusive of High Court Enforcement Officers costs
Alternative Methods of Enforcement:
Order to Attend Court for Questioning
To include preparing application and submitting to the court, arranging for personal service, instructing agents to attend where appropriate; reporting to you.
Our fee: £115 - Not inclusive of court fee; affidavit fees, process server’s charge, any agents charges for attendance at court and conduct money paid to debtor.
To include: preparing necessary statements an application, arranging for service on debtor and any other interested parties, attending application or instructing agents as appropriate, serving copy of order on debtor, registering this at Land Registry and copying all correspondence as appropriate.
Our fee: £650 - Not inclusive of Court fee, affidavit fees, agents fees for attendance at court, Land Registry fee, cost of further application to obtain an order for sale.
Attachment of Earnings
To include: making application to appropriate court, preparing accompanying documentation, forwarding debtor’s response, copying any correspondence as necessary.
Our fee: £95 - Not inclusive of Court fee, affidavit fees, conduct money.
Statutory Demand (individual or company after judgment entered)
To include drafting appropriate form, arranging for personal service, advising of completion of personal service and copying any correspondence where necessary.
Our fee: £250 - Not inclusive of process servers charges, costs of dealing with any application to set aside the demand.
Bankruptcy Proceedings/Winding Up Petition
A note of our fees will be provided upon request.
Please note: All fees quoted are exclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate. Correspondence and telephone calls which do not form part of our debt recovery service (ie. Instructing tracing agents) will be charged at the hourly rate of £145 plus VAT. Defended actions will be charged at the hourly rate of the fee earner dealing with the matter. This ranges from £145 to £260 plus VAT depending upon seniority and experience.
- The letter before action is sent within 2 days of instruction
- After expiration of the letter before action, you will be contacted to discuss further steps
- Court proceedings will be drafted for approval within 2 days of confirmation of instructions from client
- Proceedings take 7-14 days to be issued and served by the court
- Judgment is 14 days after service unless defended
- Most debt recovery matters are concluded within 1-3 weeks of initial instruction without the need for court action.