Atalaw Solicitors


Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery
A healthy cash flow is important to both businesses and individuals. Recovering a debt from a regular customer, family members or a friend can sometimes put you in a difficult situation. We will endeavour to avoid Court action where possible and will provide you with a diplomatic, cost efficient and effective debt collection service. If Court action becomes necessary we will keep you informed of the process and all the options available to you.

Process Flow Chart

Warrant of executionPay in full Paid direct to youAccept Claimant sendsacceptance to CourtAdmit/part admitto pay by installmentsRejectClaimant sendnon-acceptance to CourtAcknowledgeextend by 14 daysIgnore the ClaimformClaimant files judgementafter 14 days on formN205A (CPR Pt 12)File defence(CPR Pt 15)Alloc questionnaireSumm Judgment (Pt 24)Small claims <£10kFast track >£10k<£25kMulti-track >£25k Settle JudgementJudgement EnforcementTrialDirections hearing or chambers orderSettlementThe defendant has 14 daysto decide whether to..Claimant posts to the court 1)Claim N1 2) Fee 3) Pre-Action ProtocolsCourt prepares & serves claimand sends you Claim note (N205A)Debtor attend questioning Attachment ofEarningsThird party ordercharging order of propertyWinding UpBankruptcy

Disputed Debt Recovery Proceedings

Undisputed fees as above apply, additional charges are:

Direction’s questionnaire: £40.00

Disclosure: £250 per hour (time estimate 1- 3 hours)

Witness statement: £250 per hour (time Estimate per statement 1.5 – 3.5 hours)

Additional Attendance/Preparation

Consideration of Documents: £250.00 p/h

Preparation of documents: £250.00 p/h

Attendance and conferences: £250.00 p/h

Undisputed Debt Recovery

Initial consultation: £75.00

Debt recovery review: £110.00

Debt recovery letter of claim: £110.00

Second letter: £45.00

Preparation of claim: £250.00 per hour (time estimate 1.5-3 hours)

Request for judgment: £40.00

*Our maximum fee to issue of the claim: £1000.00

Additional Single Items

Routine letters out: £25.00

Routine telephone calls: £25.00

Routine emails out: £25.00

Court Hearing Fees

Small Claim £35.00 – £335.00

Fast Track Claim £545.00

Multi Track Claim £1,090.00

Court Issue Fee To Issue Claim

Claim Amount           Fee

£25-300                       £35.00

£300-£500                  £50.00

£500-£1,000               £70.00

£1,000-£1,500            £80.00

£1,500-£3,000            £115.00

£3,000-£5,000            £205.00

£5,000-£10,000          £455.00

£10,000-£200,000     5% of the claim

£2000.000 +                £10,000.00

Barrister Fees

Barrister fees vary, a quotation will be obtained from counsel to represent you at the trial of your matter.