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Debt Recovery Fees - Business to Business

These costs apply only where your claim is a relatively basic debt recovery claim 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. 

Our fees referred to below depend on the amount of work that we are required to carry out in order to take your initial instructions, and the work and detail required to be carried out to draft your letter of claim; the range of fees is designed to highlight the lowest and highest amount that may be charged. 

Debt value

Court fee

Our fee (ex. VAT)

Total (ex. VAT)

£5,001 - £10,000




£10,001 - £50,000

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 and in cases where Judgment is obtained on your behalf without the case being defended, there is a limit to the degree of costs to be recovered from the debtor under Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules.
  • Interest and applicable compensation sums 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 instructing a 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 the same onto you or, if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing a claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default or alternatively, applying to court to enter Judgment in the event of an Admission being made by the debtor
  • When Judgment in default in received, writing to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within a specified period of days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters can take anything from 2-16 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 a letter of claim, or alternatively, at the upper end of the timescale,upon receipt of a Judgment in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

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Our lawyers offer legal advice and representation at court or the police station on a private or legal aid basis. Legal aid is available in some areas of law only. Please see our pages on legal aid for more advice. We offer a free initial consultation in some areas of law. Personal Injury compensation claims can be conducted on a 'no win no fee' basis.