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Business to business debt recovery - fees

As we all know, not every business pays its invoices on time.

When it comes to retrieving an unpaid debt, action is often required, and our corporate debt recovery team is ready to help. Our team has extensive knowledge with all areas of money claims.

Our Costs
Business to Business Debt Recovery is often done for a fixed cost. The following information is provided to assist you in understanding how we calculate our fees. The costs provided are an estimate of a case’s possible cost and should not be regarded as an absolute price. You must still contact us for a detailed quote based on the specifics of your case.

Court Claims
These fees apply if your claim is for an unpaid invoice that has not been challenged and requires no enforcement action. If the opposing party contests your claim at any point, we will discuss any extra work that is required and provide you with revised cost advice, which could be a fixed charge (for example, if a one-time letter is required) or an hourly rate if more detailed work is required.

Debt value Court fee Our fee (incl. VAT) Total
Up to £5,000 £205.00 (max.) £600.00 £805.00
£5,001 – £10,000 £455.00 (max) £1,200.00 £1,655.00
£10,001 – £50,000 5% 12% 17%

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.

In the case of an uncontested claim or a claim under £10,000, you will often be unable to add your legal fees to your claim and will be limited to fixed costs alone.

Our fee includes:

  • Following your instructions and going over the paperwork
  • Doing necessary searches
  • Before taking action, send a letter
  • Collecting payment and forwarding it to you, or writing and issuing a claim if the bill is not paid
  • When no Acknowledgement of Service or Defense is received, the court may enter a default judgement
  • After a default judgement is received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 7 days, we will advise you on future measures and potential costs.

Depending on whether or not a claim is required, matters typically take 8-10 weeks from receipt of your instructions to receipt of payment from the opposite side. This is based on the assumption that the other party pays immediately upon receipt of a default judgement. If enforcement action is required, the problem will take longer to resolve.

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