Business to business debt that is undisputed

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed.

If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one-off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Table of costs

Debt value Court fee Our fee (incl. VAT) Total
Up to £5,000 Up to £205 £240 plus VAT Up to £205 + (£240 + V.A.T)
£5,001 – £10,000 Up to £455 £480 plus VAT Up to £455 + (£480 + V.A.T)
£10,001 – £50,000 Up to 5% value of the claim £720 plus VAT or 3.5% value of the claim plus VAT whichever is the greater 5% value of the claim + (£720 plus VAT or 3.5% value of the claim)
£50,001 – £100,000 Up to 5% value of the claim £2,000.00 plus VAT or 3% value of the claim plus VAT whichever is the greater 5% value of the claim + (£2,000.00 plus VAT or 3% value of the claim)
Greater than £100,001 5% value of the claim or £10,000 whichever is the lesser £3,500.00 plus VAT or 2.5% value of the claim plus VAT whichever is the greater 5% value of the claim + (£3,500 plus VAT or 2.5% value of the claim)

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgment in default
  • When Judgment in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

How long will it take?

Matters usually take 6-10 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim.

This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgment in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

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