Debt Recovery Services for Businesses

We are the experts in debt recovery.

Our debt recovery team work with businesses across all sectors. With many years of experience and strong expertise in litigation both in and out of court, our debt recovery service is fast, efficient and economical.

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.

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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.

If during the debt recovery process, the matter becomes disputed or enforcement action is required (where you need to appoint a bailiff), we will discuss the change in fees with you and agree a way forward.

When claiming costs from the debtor, it is important to note that the VAT element of any fees cannot be claimed.

You can claim interest and compensation and we will advise you of the applicable rates.

ItemRange of Costs
Letter before action£25.00 plus VAT
Commission on recoveries.12%  plus VAT

On issue and conduct of proceedings through the Central Court Centre we will include in the claim the court fixed costs in accordance with those set out in Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules for all proceedings and methods of enforcement undertaken and relevant court fees or disbursements. These will be payable by you to us if not collected from the debtor.

In addition to the fixed costs and relevant court fees or disbursements we charge set fees for the following actions and enforcement:

ItemRange of Costs
Application to suspend or vary £45.00 (+ VAT)
Attachment of Earnings Order£100.00 (+ VAT)
Charging Order£150.00 (+ VAT)
Removal of Charging Order£50.00 (+ VAT)
Third Party Debt Order £150.00 (+ VAT)
Set Judgment aside (without notice) £50.00 (+ VAT)


Statutory Demands

Our charge is £125.00 plus VAT together with the disbursement costs of the process server.

Bankruptcy and Winding up Petitions

Bankruptcy and Winging up Petitions fixed fee of £750.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

Defended actions

Charges for work on Defended claims are at the hourly rate of £200.00. If any matters become disputed we will contact you and set out your options, the likely costs, the cost benefit and the potential timescale to conclusion.

To enable you to monitor and budget for costs, we shall deliver bills to you regularly, usually at monthly intervals. Invoices become due and payable 14 days from the date of issue.

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
  • Instructing a Bailiff

A typical debt recovery is always dependant on the the letter before claim being responded to 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 is required, we will discuss the fees and timescales involved.

With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. Our fee will include these milestones and may be as follows:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Issuing a letter before action requesting payment from the debtor
  • Receiving payment and sending this on to you
  • Drafting and issuing a claim form 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

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Our team

Andrew Langton

Department head Andrew Langton has ‘commercial experience and excellent insolvency knowledge that is second to none paired with client relationship skills that build a real trusted-pair-of-hands feel’ – Legal 500 (2019)

Amy Mullaney

Debt Recoveries Executive Amy Mullaney is an experienced and efficient collector of debts, providing valuable and experienced support to the debt Recovery team and its all clients.