Debt Recovery up to £100,000

We have set out below a guide to our fees for dealing with debt recovery claims up to £100,000.

Court Claims

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.

Our fee will depend upon the nature, complexity and value of your claim. We have provided a range of fees below. We would be happy to discuss your case and prepare a tailored quote for you.  

Debt Value

Court Fee

Our Fee


Up to £5,000

£35 to £205 (dependent on claim value)

£500 to £1,000

£535 to £1,205 plus VAT on our fees

£5,001 to £10,000


£1,000 to £1,500

£1,455 to £1,955 plus VAT on our fees

£10,001 to £50,000

5% of claim value

£1,500 to £3,000

£2,000 to £5,500 plus VAT on our fees

£50,001 to £100,000

5% of claim value

Up to £5,000

Up to £10,000 plus VAT on our fees

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • VAT is not charged on Court fees
  • 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. A guide to enforcement costs is set out below.

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
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters can take between 2 weeks and 16 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether the debtor makes payment (and at what stage) and 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.

Fees for Enforcing Judgment

If we have successfully obtained a Judgment but the debtor fails to make payment (or if you already have a Judgment), there are various options available for enforcement action. A guide to our legal fees is set out below. The exact fee will depend upon the complexity of your case and the value of the Judgment which you are seeking to enforce.


Fee (all plus VAT)

Order for Questioning

£250 to £750

Attachment of Earnings

£250 to £500

Third Party Debt Order

£250 to £500

Uncontested Charging Order

£500 to £750

Warrant / Writ of Control

£250 to £500

Statutory Demand

£250 to £750

Bankruptcy Petition

£750 to £1,500

Winding Up Petition

£1,000 to £1,500


These are the costs which are payable to third parties in relation to your claim, such as Court fees or Land Registry fees. The disbursements which are applicable to you will depend upon the individual circumstances of your case.




Tracing Agent Fees

From £75


Process Server Fees

From £85


High Court Enforcement Officer Abortive Fee



Official Receiver’s fee

Please refer to HMCTS website


Barrister Fees

From £250 to £2,000 (dependent on nature and complexity of instruction)


Office Copy Search Fee

£3 per document


Affidavit Fee

£5 plus £2 per exhibit


Our Team

Our commercial litigation team has over 80 years’ combined experience in delivering high quality debt recovery work. Our team comprises:

  • Harry Lipson, Senior Partner. Harry was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1975. His hourly charge out rate is £325 plus VAT.
  • Jai Ramsahoye, Partner. Jai was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1990. His hourly charge out rate is £325 plus VAT.
  • Firaaz Majeed, Solicitor. Firaaz was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in January 2016. His hourly charge out rate is £225 plus VAT.
  • Anna Sharp, Solicitor. Anna was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in July 2015. Her hourly charge out rate is £225 plus VAT.