Debt Recovery Pricing

Thank you for looking at our debt recovery services. Debts can arise in all walks of life and we regularly advise and assist businesses and individuals alike.

The bulk of our debt recovery instructions come from businesses across various sectors. With many years of experience and strong expertise in Dispute Resolution both in and out of court, our debt recovery service is fast, efficient and economical.

Why Us

We have an experienced team who can assist you with recovering both disputed and undisputed debts. This page covers our pricing for undisputed debt recovery – please get in touch to find out more about our fee structure for pursuing disputed debts. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer care skills enabling you to send out the right message and retain the goodwill of your customers whilst recovering outstanding payments.

We can offer you clear, practical advice and will discuss all the options available to establish the most appropriate way of dealing with debtors. We have tried and tested processes in place to ensure we can recover undisputed debts quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively, with transparent fixed fees.

We are proud to hold the Lexcel Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.

Pricing

We appreciate that the fees involved in debt recovery are important to you. We review our fees on a regular basis, considering client’s feedback, to ensure we continue to offer a cost-effective debt recovery service.

We typically work on a fixed fee basis, so that from the outset you know what the fees will be for your transaction. These fees apply for unpaid and undisputed payment of invoice(s). If during the debt recovery process, the matter becomes disputed or enforcement action is required, we will discuss the change in fees with you and agree a way forward.

Our fees

To issue a simple ‘pay-up-within-seven-days-or-face-further-action’ letter on a Scott Rowe letterhead with which will be enclosed copies of the unpaid invoices in question. Our fee which will cover receiving your initial instructions by telephone, receiving from you copies of the unpaid invoices and issuing letter is

Charge for issuing seven-day letter (per letter)

  • Our Fee (Excl. VAT) £75.00
  • VAT - £15.00
  • Total Fees - £90.00

The below fee will include receiving your initial instructions and discussing with you the background to the claim either by telephone or during a 30 minutes consultation, receiving from you copies of unpaid invoices plus any additional paperwork and issuing the letterIf you prefer a rather more robust approach to that of issuing a seven-day-letter, or in the event we have previously issued a seven-day letter but received no reply, we can issue a Pre-Action Protocol compliant final letter before action on a Scott Rowe letterhead which will go into more detail in relation to how the debt accrued.  Importantly, it will contain a threat of legal proceedings if after 30 days your claim remains unsatisfied.

Charge for issuing Pre-Action letter (per letter)

  • Our Fee (Excl. VAT) £200.00
  • VAT - £40.00
  • Total Fees - £240.00

If pre-action correspondence has gone unanswered, the next steps will involve issuing proceedings.  We would not issue proceedings without first having sent a pre-action letter to the debtor.  The fees to include preparing the court papers, lodging at the court for issue together with the court fee and receiving notice of issue

Debt Value

Our Fee (Excl. VAT)

VAT

Total Fee

Up to £5,000

£350.00

£70.00

£420.00

£5,001 - £10,000

£550.00

£110.00

£660.00

£10,001 - £25,000

£750.00

£150.00

£900.00

£25,000.00 or more

£1,750.00

£350.00

£2,100.00

N.B. Using solicitors in connection with court proceedings involving debts of less than £2,000 is unlikely to be cost effective even on a fixed-fee basis

Court fee

There will be a Court fee to pay which is calculated according to the value of your claim. The court fee is based on the amount you’re claiming, plus interest.

To find out your court fee to pay, please see table below

Claim amount

Paper form fee

Online claim fee

Up to £300

£35

£25

£300.01 to £500

£50

£35

£500.01 to £1,000

£70

£60

£1,000.01 to £1,500

£80

£70

£1,500.01 to £3,000

£115

£105

£3,000.01 to £5,000

£205

£185

£5,000.01 to £10,000

£455

£410

£10,000.01 to £100,000

5% of the claim

4.5% of the claim

£100,000.01 to £200,000

5% of the claim

You cannot make a claim online

More than £200,000

£10,000

You cannot make a claim online

Exclusions

Our fees are fixed and include the items detailed above. However there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.

Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:

  • Enforcement proceedings, such as instructing a bailiff
  • Bankruptcy

Time Scales

A typical undisputed debt recovery will take between two and three months, from instruction through to payment from the other side. This may be quicker or longer depending on whether we are required to issue a claim and whether the other side pay promptly on receipt of any Judgment issued by a court. As detailed above, if enforcement action (after we receive judgment) is required, we will discuss the fees and timescales involved.

Key Milestones

With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary in each case.   Our fee will include these events and may be as follows:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Issuing a protocol compliant letter of claim requesting payment from the debtor
  • Receiving payment and sending this on to you
  • Drafting and issuing a claim form and particulars of claim to the relevant court if the debt is not paid
  • Applying to the court to enter a Judgment in Default if the debtor fails to respond to court proceedings
  • Contacting the other side to request payment where a Judgment in Default has been issued by the court