Business to Business Debt – Disputed, no enforcement action

How much does this service cost?

No debt recovery matter is ever the same and so our fees will reflect the particular requirements of your matter.  The figures quoted below are a guide only as the cost of your matter will depend upon many factors such as: the evidence needed, the complexity of the dispute, the nature of the defence(s) raised, whether any counterclaims are raised and level of involvement the client wishes to have.  That’s why we’ll always give you an individual cost estimate at the start of the transaction, taking into account the actual details of your matter.  We will always advise you immediately about any complication; and would fully discuss the potential consequences of that before any additional charges are incurred.

Our charges apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice or other outstanding debt which is disputed but on conclusion of the matter, enforcement action has not been necessary.

Our charges will be calculated primarily by reference to the time spent on the matter, although other factors may be taken into account.  These include the complexity of the matter, the importance and urgency of the matter to you; and the skill, effort, specialist knowledge and responsibility involved in dealing with it on your behalf.  The time spent will be charged in units of one-tenth of an hour.

We estimate our fees, excluding VAT, to be between £500 and £15,000, depending upon the size of the debt to be recovered.  It is usual that a smaller debt will cost less to recover.  VAT will be charged at 20% on top of this.

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor

As part of our fee we will:

  • Provide you with an experienced solicitor to work on your matter
  • Take your instructions and review documentation
  • Undertake a letter before action
  • Negotiate a settlement with the other side.
  • Receive payment and send on to you.

Matters usually take 6-12 months from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side. This is dependent on the length of negotiations which are necessary to resolve the matter.