Being involved in a dispute can be stressful, time consuming, expensive and, in some cases, catastrophic for you or your business. However, disputes are a fact of modern business life, particularly in the current economic climate. Understanding and dealing with disputes in a professional and commercial way has never been more important.
You need a legal advisor who understands you, your concerns and your goals. Someone who can give you clear advice, who can explain clearly and coherently your legal options, including strategy and costs. We are here to help.
Our team of dispute resolution lawyers have a proven track record of winning cases and achieving fair and just results for our clients.
We will explain your funding options and the likely costs involved in managing your case at each stage. We will discuss the most appropriate ways to deal with and resolve your dispute as quickly and as cost effectively as possible, and this will include the various methods of alternative dispute resolution available, such as mediation and ADR.
It may be that litigation is unavoidable, in which case, we shall fight your case making use of the various procedures open to you. Our broad experience and the depth of our practice areas ensures we can put together multi-disciplined teams to provide you with the most comprehensive advice and representation.
Debt Recovery (for business customers, in claims up to £100k):
Our legal fees are charged on an hourly basis at the rates set out below and which appear in our terms and conditions. The rates are updated in July each year and at present can range between £1,000.00 - £3,000.00 + vat
Our hourly rates are as follows:
£250 plus VAT per hour - Partners/Directors
£200 plus VAT per hour - Solicitors/Legal Execs
£150 plus VAT - per hour - Other Fee Earners
£125 plus VAT per hour - Trainee /Paralegal
Other Fees To Note
These rates may be revised in urgent or unusually complicated matters. We will always advise you of any increased fees prior to any work being carried out by us.
We may need to call upon other partners, solicitors, trainees and clerks to assist the Legal Representative in the conduct of your matter.
Usually, debt recovery or money claim matters take around 6 months to conclude depending on the courts timings and other parties but in extreme cases the process can take several years.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are that are payable to third parties in complex cases where expert opinion is required, such as Court, Counsel and/or search agent fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
These would be chargeable in complex cases or where an expert opinion is required and can range depending on the type of service required and the level of experience. Barristers charge at hourly rates between £150.00 + VAT to £500.00 + VAT. Search Agents may be necessary to instruct an investigator or search agent to locate a debtor. Costs can vary depending on the level of search required, i.e. simple computer search, doorstep search, surveillance, location etc and can range from £150.00 + VAT to £500.00 + VAT.
If any other disbursements are required, you will be advised before they are incurred.
Claim amount Paper form fee Online claim fee
Up to £300 £35 £25
£300.01 to £500 £50 £35
£500.01 to £1,000 £70 £60
£1,000.01 to £1,500 £80 £70
£1,500.01 to £3,000 £115 £105
£3,000.01 to £5,000 £205 £185
£5,000.01 to £10,000 £455 £410
£10,000.01 to £100,000 5% of the claim 4.5% of the claim
£100,000.01 to £200,000 5% of the claim You cannot make an online claim
More than £200,000 £10,000 You cannot make an online claim