Debt Recovery Services

Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Sunderland, Northumberland & North East areas

If you are thinking of bringing a debt recovery claim or if you have received a claim, we can assist you.

We set out our debt recovery services herein, as a money claim to the courts.

If you seek to serve or defend a Statutory Demand or seek to pursue, or defend bankruptcy proceedings, please contact us.

Thinking of making a claim?
Then our aim is simple – It is to collect payment of the debt as quickly as possible and at the cheapest cost

We offer a fixed price service, giving you cost certainty and transparency.

We know the process to recover debts. These include letters before action, small claims court proceedings, county court and high court claims, statutory demands, winding-up petitions, bankruptcy petitions and enforcement of judgments.

Has a debt claim been made against you?

If you are facing a claim for recovery of money then we can assist. Early advice is always vital to avoid the situation escalating out of control.

Debt recovery prices

We always aim for cost transparency and certainty in all the work we do for our clients.

This page sets out the costs for our commercial debt recovery work for claims up to the value of £100,000 against debtors located within England and Wales. Costs for debt claims above this value are available on request.

The costs below apply where the claim is for unpaid invoices which are not disputed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point prior to issue of proceedings, we will discuss any further work required and provide revised costs.

Stage 1: Pre-action
Letter before action (LBA) – £250
Fully compliant Pre Action Protocol letter – £500

Timescale

Our LBA will require the debtor to pay within 7 or 14 days (with the choice being that of our client). We can produce an LBA within 24 hours (if all the necessary information has been provided to us).

For a fully compliant Pre Action Protocol letter, the debtor has a minimum of 30 days to respond (can be extended to up to 90 days in complex cases). We can produce these within 48 – 72 hours, depending on the level of complexity involved in the claim and the volume of accompanying documents.

Stage 2: Issuing legal proceedings

We will issue all debt recovery claims up to £100,000 via Money Claim Online (MCOL). This is the online court service for claimants and defendants.

This offers you cheaper court fees than issuing directly in the county court.

The table below shows the MCOL court fees and our fixed costs. Both are  recoverable if the debtor then goes on to pay the claim without dispute.

These costs include us completing and submitting the claim form and the particulars of claim. Costs Valid 11/2019

Claim Amount

Court Fee

Our Fee

Recoverable Amount

Up to £300

£25

£100

£75

£300 – £500

£35

£100

£85

£501 – £1,000

£60

£145

£130

£1,001 – £1,500

£70

£200

£270

£1,501 – £3,000

£105

£250

£355

£3,001 – £5,000

£185

£350

£535

£5,001 – £10,000

£410

£450

£860

£10,001 – £25,000

4.5% of claim value

£650

4.5% of claim value +£100

£25,001 – £50,000

4.5% of claim value

£750

4.5% of claim value +£100

£50,001 – £75,000

4.5% of claim value

£850

4.5% of claim value +£100

£75,001 – £100,000

4.5% of claim value

£950

4.5% of claim value +£100

Additional costs

For claims exceeding £100,000 and/or if the claim is particularly complex; or the preparation time might be lengthy, we may have to charge you an additional fee.

Timescale

A defendant will have 14 days from receipt of the claim form and/or particulars of claim to respond, by filing an acknowledgement of service or a defence. If the defendant does not respond in time, you can request judgment for the full claimed debt in default.

If an acknowledgement of service is filed within 14 days of service of the claim form, then the defendant has a further 14 days to file a defence to the claim. If the defendant then fails to file a defence, judgment can be entered in default.

Stage 3: Requesting judgment

If the debtor does not respond to your claim in time, you can request that the court orders them to pay and ask the Court to enter judgment against them.

We will charge the following costs to obtains judgement: £250 for a claim up to £5,000, and £450 for a claim over £5,000

These costs are recoverable from the debtor should they then pay up.

Stage 4: Enforcement of judgment against debtors

If the debtor fails to pay once you have a court order showing you have judgement against them, we can assist you in enforcing the judgement.

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