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These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is disputed and enforcement action is not needed.  If enforcement action becomes necessary, we will discuss what options are available to you and provide you with advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee basis or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Range of fees for a business to business debt which is disputed

Up to  £300

£300 - £500

£500 - £1000

£1000 - £1500

£1500 - £3000

£3000 - £5000

 

£5000 - £10000

 

Up to £5000

 

 

 

 

 

 

£5001 - £10000

 

£10001 - £25000

 

£25001 - £200000

 

£200000 plus

£25.00

£55.00

£80.00

£115.00

£170.00

£335.00

 

£335.00

 

£545.00

 

£1090.00

 

£1090.00

£35.00

£50.00

£70.00

£80.00

£115.00

£205.00

 

£455.00

 

5% of the value of the claim

 

5% of the value of the claim

 

£10000.00

£310.00

£405.00

£500.00

£595.00

£785.00

£1290.00

 

£2040.00

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

£250.00

£300.00

£350.00

£400.00

£500.00

£750.00

 

£1250.00

 

Hourly rate £200 – £250.00

 

Hourly rate £200 - £250

 

Hourly rate £200 - £250

Debt Value

Court fee (No VAT)

Our costs (exc VAT)

Hearing fee (No VAT)

Total

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

 

  • VAT is not included in the fees quoted above

  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding with a higher cost

  • The costs quoted above are for matters where no enforcement action such as the bailiff is needed to collect your debt

 

Our fee includes:

 

  • Taking instructions and reviewing documentation

  • Undertaking any necessary searches

  • Sending a letter of claim

  • Drafting and issuing claim if necessary (if acting for Claimant)

  • Dealing with Acknowledgement of Service and/or Defence (if acting for Claimant)

  • Drafting the Defence and/or Counterclaim (if acting for the Defendant)

  • Drafting Reply and Defence to Counterclaim (if acting for Claimant)

  • Dealing with the Directions Questionnaire

  • Dealing with the transfer of proceedings to a different court if appropriate

  • Dealing with disclosure to include drafting List of Documents

  • Drafting witness statements and dealing with exchange of evidence

  • Dealing with the preparation of all documents ready for the final hearing/trial

  • Liaising with witnesses

  • Preparing instructions to your advocate or barrister whichever is appropriate

  • Reporting the outcome of the hearing to you

  • Considering all documentation throughout

  • Advising you throughout

  • Dealing with all telephone calls, correspondence and attendances

 

It may become necessary during the course of the proceedings to make and deal with additional applications made to the court.  We will discuss the additional fees with you when advising you with regards to these additional steps and will not take any steps until your instructions are received.

It may become necessary during the course of the proceedings to instruct an expert witness.  We will discuss the additional fees with you when advising you with regards to the necessity to obtain such evidence and will not take any steps until your instructions are received. Each expert will charge differently and a quotation will be obtained from them for your approval before any instructions are submitted on your behalf.

 

It will be necessary to instruct an advocate or barrister to represent you at any hearings that take place.  These may be charged on a fixed fee basis or on an hourly rate.  A quotation will be obtained from them for your approval before any instructions are submitted on your behalf.

 

Matters usually take between 4 – 12 months from receipt of instructions from you to get to a final hearing when judgement will be obtained.  This is dependent on which court that matter is being heard in and their listing facilities.  The complexity or otherwise may also have a bearing on the timetable set by the court.

£255.00

£100.00

 

 

£100.00

On notice

Ex parte

 

Consent order

Application

Court fee (No VAT)