Commercial Debt Recovery

Commercial Debt Recovery via court proceedings

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

We can tailor our services to your requirements.  So, for instance, if you want to issue the claim yourself, but you just want assistance with how to draft the court proceedings we can do that for you.  If you want assistance with training your own credit control department in how to collect in your commercial debts, we can do that too.

If you would like to talk to someone about your requirements and how we might be able to help you can call us for a free no obligation chat either on the phone or at our offices.

Call us on 01423 542 000 and ask for David Dow

Some typical examples

Debt value Court fee Our fee (Inc. VAT) Total
Up to £5,000 £205 £ 500 (£100 VAT) £805
£5,001 – £10,000 £455 £1,000 (£200 VAT) £1,645
£10,001 – £50,000 5% value of the claim £1,500 (or 5% value of the claim) From £1,800


Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

Our fee includes:

If the claim is not disputed it can take anything from 2 to 12 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 Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve. You will also need to bear in mind that if the court office has a back log of work, they will not issue your claim straight away and this is beyond our control.