Undefended Debts

Where the debtor does not enter a defence to a claim.

1. Letter Before Action

  • You pay our charge of £5.00 plus VAT whether the debtor pays or not. This charge is not recoverable from the debtor, however for VAT registered businesses, the VAT is recovered in the normal way.
  • Where the debtor pays, and there is a business to business transaction we shall add to the total due Late Payment of Commercial Debts compensation and interest. Where the debt has not been recovered we will charge you the Late Payment compensation as our fee, plus VAT. You will keep the interest. The debtor is required to pay the total of:
    • Your invoice
    • Late Payment Compensation
    • Interest

Once we send out the Letter Before Action, we will notify you of the new balance due from the debtor. If you chose to settle for less than the new balance, our fees will still be payable by you.

2. Issue Proceedings where your debtor is in England and Wales

Debt Amount

LBA £5+ VAT

Court Issue Fee

Fixed Costs on Issue          + VAT on costs

TOTAL
(plus VAT on costs)

£0.00 to £300.00

£5.00

£35.00

£50.00

£90.00

£300.01 to £500.00

£5.00

£50.00

£50.00

£105.00

£500.01 to   £1,000.00

£5.00

£70.00

£70.00

£145.00

£1,000.01 to   £1,500.00

£5.00

£80.00

£80.00

£165.00

£1,500.01 to   £3,000.00

£5.00

£115.00

£80.00

£200.00

£3,000.01 to   £5,000.00

£5.00

£205.00

£80.00

£290.00

£5,000.01 to £10,000.00

£5.00

£455.00

£100.00

£560.00

£10,000.01to   £200,000.00

£5.00

5% of the value of the claim

£100.00

£715.00

More than £200,000.01

£5.00

£10,000.00

£100.00

£10,100.00

VAT at the current rate is charged on costs, not fees. VAT is only recoverable from the debtor if you are not VAT registered. If you are VAT registered you recover the VAT in the usual way. You pay the amount shown in the TOTAL column (plus Late Payment compensation if applicable) regardless of whether the debt has been recovered from the debtor at this stage. Costs will be invoiced to you at the end of the month.

WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE RECOVERY FROM A DEBTOR UPON OBTAINING A JUDGMENT AGAINST THEM.

3. Additional costs to enter Judgment and Enforcement

Where the debtor does not respond to the Court claim form we will enter Judgment. Our fixed costs are recoverable from the debtor (save for the VAT):

Debt Amount Fixed Costs
on Entering
Judgment
+ VAT
on costs
Fixed costs
on Enforcement
+ VAT
Court Fees TOTAL
£0.00 to £600.00 £50.00 (£2.25 of which you can recover) £100.00 £124.25
£600.01 to £5,000.00 £22.00 £51.75 £60.00 £133.75
Over £5,000.01 £30.00 £51.75 £60.00 £141.75

If enforcement of the debt is required

We will upon receipt of a Judgment, automatically instruct the enforcement officer (or Court bailiff if the debt is under £600.00) to collect the debt.

If the enforcement officer is unsuccessful we will charge you an abortive fee of £75.00 plus VAT.

Other methods of enforcement

Other methods of enforcement are available on request. This includes a third party debt order, attachment of earnings of earnings or charging order on the debtor’s property.

Register your details with us, so that we can send you up-to-date news about our services.
























The fields marked with* are required.















The fields marked with* are required.