What is Involved?

There are 2 stages for your claim, and the following associated fees:

Stage 1 - Pre-action & Issuing Proceedings - £400 - £600 plus VAT depending on complexity, the level the claim reaches and whether the debtor engages in the process. A clearer cost estimate will be given at the outset.

This stage involves:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • 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 Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 7 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Stage 2 - Enforcement - £150 - £300 + VAT

  • Reviewing the file to ascertain best enforcement option
  • Instructing High Court Enforcement Officer, if applicable
  • Disbursements include a £66 transfer up fee required for the Writ/Warrant. The High Court Enforcement Officer’s fees will be added to the debt and recovered as part of the enforcement process. However, an abortive fee of £75 plus VAT will be payable to the High Court Enforcement Group where a debtor does not engage or settles directly.





I strive to achieve my clients’ goals with a frank and honest approach

Robin Humphreys