Our Approach to Pricing and Service

We are a niche specialist litigation firm. We are experts in this area and it is all that we do.

We have built our reputation through dealing with difficult defended claims where it has been necessary to think outside the box to find a solution to meet our clients’ aims.

We work closely with our clients to provide the service they require for their litigation matters.

All our legal work is carried out by Colin Passam, a senior solicitor with over 30 years’ experience of complex litigation. More details about his background and experience are on his Linked In profile.

The pricing information set out below is by way of an example of a straight forward, undefended debt recovery claim. For more complex litigation please contact us for a quote specially tailored to your particular matter.

In most cases we work on the basis of fixed fee estimates.

Where a case is suitable, we are able to work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement) or a DBA (Damages Based Agreement) basis and we will assist in raising litigation funding to pursue claims. These matters all require special attention. Please contact us for a quote specifically in relation to these matters. This will explain the circumstances in which you will be required to make payment of our fees from damages recovered, the charges we make for assessing the suitability of a case for work on this basis and the amount of time we will spend on such case assessment.

Our fees for seeking the recovery of a business to business debt that is undisputed are as follows:

County Court Claims

These fees apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and where enforcement action to recover the judgment is not needed. If the other party disputes your invoice or your claim at any point, we will discuss the further work required and provide you with a revised fees estimate.


Debt Value Court Fee Our fees including VAT  Total

Up to £5,000

£35 to £205


£515 to £685

£5,001 to £10,000




£10,001 to £50,000

5% of value of claim


£1,340.05 to £3,340

You should be aware that:

  • The VAT element of our fees cannot be reclaimed from the other party
  • Adding interest and compensation to your debt may take the figure claimed into a higher banding, with a higher cost
  • The fees quoted above are for undefended matters where no enforcement action is required to recover the amount of the Judgment
  • We can only accept your instructions to seek recovery of your debt if you make payment of the total figure for our fees and the Court fee quoted above, in advance, on account, before we carry out the work for you

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending on to you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing a claim at the Court
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the Court to enter Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, writing to the other party to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 7 days, providing you with advice on the next steps and the likely fees

It usually takes 3-12 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other party, depending upon whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim at the Court. This is on the basis that the other party pays promptly on receipt of the Judgement. If the claim is defended or if enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.