Call Us: 01253 362 500

Price Transparency


Guide To Debt Recovery Costs


We are always happy to let you have a “no obligation” quote based on your specific requirements. Please contact us at tf@bbelaw.co.uk and we will come back to you. Alternatively, please call us on 01253 362500 and ask to speak to Tim Fielding to discuss your requirements.

Debt recovery
We do not offer a fixed fee service for debt recovery. Our charges are on a time recorded basis.

We charge £250 plus VAT per hour and disbursements including land registry search fees (£3.00 each) for the initial pre-action correspondence.

If proceedings are required, then we will continue to charge £250 plus vat per hour and court fees to prepare and issue a money claim and to enter a default judgment.

Average costs will vary as the court fee depends upon the value of claim being brought. Subject to that qualification on average you can expect to pay between £750 and £1500 to secure a default judgment. The court fee paid and fixed cost of around £100 will be added to the amount to be paid.

If the case is defended, we will continue to charge costs on a time recorded basis at an hourly charge-out rate of £250 per hour and disbursements which may include counsel’s fees.

Average costs here vary dramatically because much depends upon the value of the claim, the nature of the dispute and where your case is allocated ie to small claims, the fast track or the multi-track.

For illustrative purposes:

The average small claims trial might cost £3,000, fast track trial £7,000 to £10,000 and a multi-track trial £15,000 to £20,000.

All charges above are exclusive of Court Fees and VAT.

Additional Disbursements Payable

Court Issue Fees

Debt
Court fee

Up to £300
£35
£300 - £500
£50
£500 - £1,000
£70
£1,000 - £1,500
£80
£1,500 - £3,000
£115
£3,000 - £5,000
£205
£5,000 - £10,000
£455
£10,000 - £200,000
5% of claim

Hearing Fee

Debt
Court fee

Up to £300
£25
£300.01 - £500
£55
£500.01 - £1,000
£80
£1,000.01 - £1,500
£115
£1,500.01 - £3,000
£170
more than £3,000
£335

Court Enforcement Fees (Full list available on request)

Court fee

Application for an order for a
judgment debtor attend court
to provide information
£55
To issue a warrant of control
(recovery of a sum of money)
£121
Application for an attachment
of earnings order
£110
Application for a charging order
£110
Application for a third-party debt
£110

If you have any more questions regarding any of our services, please don't hesitate to call one of our dedicated advisors on 01253 362 500.

Services For You

At BBE we understand that seeking personal legal advice can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Rest assured you’ll find our people ...

Read More

Services For Business

At BBE we understand that seeking personal legal advice can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Rest assured you’ll find our people ...

Read More

Why Choose BBE Law

Results every time BBE Law is the law firm of choice for individuals, families and businesses throughout Blackpool and the North West. We ...

Read More

Our People

We are a long established progressive firm of solicitors with a well earned reputation for providing practical legal advice to clients, ...

Read More