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Our commercial litigation team can help you recover the money owed to you by your customers. We will always work with you to achieve the best commercial outcome, keeping matters out of court where possible.
The below information relates to our services for undisputed business-to-business debt recovery up to a value of £100k. For an estimate outside of these parameters, please contact us.
Our team is also experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and would be happy to discuss this with you. Our team will provide a bespoke review of the options based on your particular circumstances and the likely estimated costs.
We have set out our estimated legal fees below. We can provide a discounted quote for a higher volume of debt recovery matters. Please contact us for an accurate and detailed quotation based on your particular circumstances.
Please note that the below fees are cumulative and exclusive of VAT and disbursements, except for trial advocacy, uncontested bankruptcy and winding-up fees.
Claims up to £25k
Out of Court Settlement
Claim in Court
Disbursements are fees we are required to pay to others on your behalf. These may include court fees, barristers’ fees, experts’ fees, search fees, process servers’ fees and bank transfer fees.
Court fees: details of the various court fees payable in relation to the types of proceedings identified in the tables above can be found here. If you are unsure as to what fee may apply to your case, we would be happy to discuss this with you.
Barristers’ fees and experts’ fees: these are agreed with the barrister’s clerk or the expert on a case-by-case and item-by-item basis. Estimates will be obtained.
Process servers’ fees for serving documents: on average, these are currently in the region of £120, but prices may vary depending on the number of documents to be served, how many people have to be served, their location and other factors.
Search fees: these are the current fees payable (inclusive of VAT) but they are subject to increase:
The following is not meant to be an exhaustive list and, if you require clarification, please make an enquiry with a member of the litigation team.
However, for claims between £25,000 and £100,000 (as the claims of up to £25,000 go through similar stages) we would anticipate the following would be covered:
There may be attendances on Counsel and instructions to Counsel during the course of the proceedings and up to and including their being instructed to attend at trial.
In relation to the bankruptcy/winding up route, the process following the preparation of the letter before action would include:
We have provided approximations of the timescales in relation to the various steps identified in the tables above. However, there are a number of factors which can impact upon timescales.
These can include:
Damian Bailey – Partner
Dermot Preston – Senior Lawyer