What is included
- Face to face meetings with clients and others
- Consideration, preparation and work on legal papers
- Correspondence via email and or post
• Making and receiving telephone calls
- Consideration and advice on best method of enforcement
- Issuing of Enforcement proceedings
- Taking necessary steps to follow agreed method of enforcement
Who will work on your matter
A solicitor with at least 25 years experience in this area of work.
Administrative duties will be undertaken by our Legal Assistant
Brenda Spain is the Head of Litigation Department and has overall responsibility for the Debt Recovery work carried out by her team.
4 – 6 weeks to agree and initiate the chosen method of enforcement, plus the length of time required for that enforcement to recover the debt.
Once a Court Judgement has been issued the enforcement process follows these key stages:
We will consider, discuss and agree with you the most appropriate method of enforcement (Bailiffs/High Court Enforcement Officers/Charges on Property/ Debt Orders/Attachment of Earnings etc)
Once agreed, an application will be made to the court on your behalf for the chosen method of enforcement to be used
Once approved by the court we will follow the procedure for the chosen method of enforcement with the aim of recovering or securing your judgment for you.
Factors which may increase costs
- Instructing Bailiffs
- Obtaining Charging Order
- Obtaining Attachment of Earnings Order
- Obtaining third party debt order
- Bankruptcy or winding up (companies)
Please note: Bankruptcy and Winding up proceedings are more complex processes involving significantly more expense through court fees
As cases vary in complexity is not possible to quote a fixed price until the overall amount of work involved has been established. Our costs are based on the time spent dealing with your matter. Our time will be charged at the departmental hourly rates as detailed below.
Based on typical time scales:
30 minutes – 2 hours: £150 – £600 inclusive of VAT
Disbursements and additional fees
To issue a warrant of control
(recovery of a sum of money) in any other case £110
Writs (High Court only)
Sealing a writ of control
(recovery of a sum of money) £66
Attachment of earnings
Application for an attachment of earnings order £110
(a fee is payable for each defendant against whom the order is requested)
Application for a Charging Order £110
(a HM Land Registry fee of £20 is payable for each Charging Order registered)
Departmental hourly rates
John Arnold, Head of Department, Qualified 1984 £250 plus VAT of £50
Viv Oulton, Legal Assistant £110 plus VAT of £22