Business to business debt that is undisputed

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 (exc VAT) Total Recoverable Costs
Costs where judgment in default of acknowledgement of service is entered. Costs where judgment in default of defence is entered. Costs where judgment is entered on admission.
Up to £300 £35 £300 £335 £107 £110 £125
Greater than £300 but no more than £500 £50 £300 £350 £122 £125 £140
Greater than £500 but no more than £1000 £70 £300 £370 £162 £165 £180
Greater than £1000 but no more than £1500 £80 £300 £380 £182 £185 £200
Greater than £1500 but no more than £3000 £115 £600 £715 £217 £220 £235
Greater than £3000 but no more than £5000 £205 £900 £1105 £307 £310 £325
£5,001 - £10,000 £455.00 £900 £1355 £585 £590 £610
£10,001 - £50,000 5% value of the claim (X) £1800 X + £1800 X + £130 X +£135 X + £155

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 Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment

Matters can take up to 20 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. If enforcement action is required, we will provide you with advice on next steps and likely costs at that stage.

If you are not VAT registered please contact us.