Business to business debt that is undisputed – pricing

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.

Debt value

Court fee

Our fee (incl VAT)

Total

Up to £5,000£35-205£2,400£2,435-£2,605
£5,001-£10,000£455£2,400£2,855
£10,001-£100,000£5% of claim£2,400£2,400 plus court fee

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, writing to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within X days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Other disbursements in addition to the Court fee may include Enquiry Agent’s fees for financial status reports, tracing reports and service of documents (which would be between £150 and £5,000 plus VAT at 20%) and Counsel’s fees for pleadings (which would be between £1,500 and £5,000 plus VAT at 20%). Whether these disbursements would be necessary depends on the circumstances of your matter.

Matters usually take 4-24 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.