Debt Recovery Pricing
CMHT Solicitors
Debt Recovery

For small businesses needing debt recovery advice, our costs are as follows:

Nasar Sarwar. Qualified in March 2014. Hourly rate of £200 plus VAT. Considerable experience (over 100 cases) in Debt Recovery matters from Small Claims track to the Multi Track in the County Court and High Court matters.

Any Trainee Solicitor or Paralegal working on Debt Recovery matters has an hourly rate of £125 plus VAT and will be fully supervised by Nasar Sarwar on such files.

The prices quoted within the ranges below include advice and guidance, taking of instructions and corresponding with the opponent, their legal representative or any relevant third parties (such as the court, barrister’s chambers or experts). This does not include any court fees

 

Debt Recovery Services
Small Claim Track matters (less than £10,000.00)

It is important for costs to be proportionate with the amount being claimed as costs are not recoverable from your opponent and so a commercial decision must be made when pursuing, or disputing, debts that fall within the Small Claims track.

  1. Pre-action correspondence to set out the basis, or defence, of/to the claim and attempts to settle matters prior to the issuing of proceedings: £500.00-£1,000.00
  2. Drafting & Issuing Claim Form and Particulars of Claim: £500.00-£1,000.00.
  3. Drafting Defence: £500.00-£1,000.00
  4. Drafting Directions Questionnaire: £200.00-£500.00
  5. Documents and Witness statements: £1,000-£1,500.00
  6. Trial preparation: £250.00-£500.00
  7. Trial Advocacy: £250.00- £1,000.00
  8. Enforcement: £250.00-£500.00
Fast Track matters (between £10,000.00-£25,000.00)
  1. Pre-action correspondence to set out the basis, or defence, of/to the claim, compliance of any pre-action protocols and attempts to settle matters prior to the issuing of proceedings: £500.00-£2,000.00 Alternative Dispute Resolution/Settlement: £1,000.00-£2,000.00 Drafting & Issuing Claim Form and Particulars of Claim: £500.00-£3,000.00.
  2. Drafting Defence/Counterclaim: £500.00-£3,000.00
  3. Drafting Reply to Defence/Defence to Counterclaim: £500.00-£3,000.00
  4. Drafting Directions Questionnaire & Draft Directions: £250.00-£1,000.00
  5. Expert instruction: £500.00-£1,000.00
  6. Documents and Witness statements: £1,000-£5,000.00
  7. Trial preparation: £500.00-£3,000.00
  8. Trial Advocacy: £500.00- £4,000.00
  9. Enforcement: £500.00-£2,500.00

 

Range of costs vary depending on the complexity of the case. Counsel and expert advice may be required that has been added to the prices quoted above.

Multi Track matters (between £25,000.00-£100,000.00)

Not all the steps identified above are always necessary and will depend on the individual facts of the case. We can advise you more specifically of the range of costs likely in your specific circumstances upon enquiry.

  1. Pre-action correspondence to set out the basis, or defence, of/to the claim, compliance of any pre-action protocols and attempts to settle matters prior to the issuing of proceedings: £1,000.00-£3,000.00
  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution/Settlement: £1,000.00-£3,000.00
  3. Drafting & Issuing Claim Form and Particulars of Claim: £1,500.00-£4,000.00.
  4. Drafting Defence/Counterclaim: £1,500.00-£4,000.00
  5. Drafting Reply to Defence/Defence to Counterclaim: £1,500.00-£4,000.00
  6. Drafting Directions Questionnaire, Draft Directions and Costs Budgets: £500.00-£1,500.00
  7. Costs/Case Management Conferences: £500.00-£2,000.00
  8. Expert instruction: £500.00-£1,000.00
  9. Documents and Witness statements: £1,000-£5,000.00
  10. Pre-trial Review: £750.00-£5,000.00
  11. Trial preparation: £500.00-£3,000.00
  12. Trial Advocacy: £1,500.00- £8,000.00
  13. Enforcement: £500.00-£2,500.00
Court Issue fees in the Civil Courts
Claim amount Paper form fee
Up to £300 £35
£300.01 to £500 £50
£500.01 to £1,000 £70
£1,000.01 to £1,500 £80
£1,500.01 to £3,000 £115
£3,000.01 to £5,000 £205
£5,000.01 to £10,000 £455
£10,000.01 to £100,000 5% of the claim
£100,000.01 to £200,000 5% of the claim
More than £200,000 £10,000

 

Next Steps

For a bespoke quote please call the New Enquiry Team on 01922 646 400 or send us a message using the form on the right hand side of the page.

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