Your money is important and your case is unique so we encourage you to contact us to obtain an estimate for your case to make sure that you get the right support to meet your needs. We will update you regularly so you can stay in control with no unexpected surprises.
Sending a letter of claim in a straightforward debt claim, the typical cost would be £165 – £280 plus VAT (i.e. 1 hour’s work and depending upon the seniority of the solicitor carrying out the work). The cost would be higher in a complicated matter or if any investigation work or counsel’s opinion were needed in addition.
To issue court proceedings in a straightforward money claim and enter judgment in default, an additional 2 hours’ work would be likely, i.e. an additional £330 – £560 plus VAT.
Take instructions and review documents
Send letter of claim
Draft and issue claim
Enter judgment if there is no response
Defended cases – we will advise what happens next
Applications to set aside judgment
Any hearing fixed by the court
Problems with service of papers upon the debtor
Debts exceeding £100,000
Who will carry out the work?
The work will be completed by one of our solicitors in our Disputes team whose details you will find in the Disputes section of our website.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, e.g. court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
How long will the case take?
Every case is different. If the case is settled, it may take a few weeks. If a claim is issued it may take up to 3 months to obtain judgment in default. This is just an estimate and we will know more when we speak to you about your case.
See also our pricing guidelines on bankruptcy proceedings against an individual.
If there are any questions, we would be very happy to talk to you, so please telephone us on 020 8864 0722.
Note. These prices are an estimate of the likely cost of the case which we can reasonably foresee at the start. We will notify you in writing if for any reason we feel it necessary to vary the estimate and will explain to you why we need to do so. Any additional work will be charged at the agreed hourly rate. Estimates we give can be affected by other factors outside our control (eg. your instructions, the conduct of an opponent or third party, unexpected circumstances, court or tribunal orders etc). Consequently, estimates are given as a guide only and they are not intended to be fixed or binding. We will give the best estimate possible but there is no guarantee that the final charge will not exceed the estimate. These prices are set in January 2020. They are increased in line with inflation after each 12 month period.