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Our Pricing

Debt Recovery Legal Fee Schedule For Debts of up to £10,000

Staging Post * 

Letter of claim

£250

Letter of claim but pre issue

£500

Issue of Proceedings

£1,000

Issue and default judgement

£1,250

After defence but before trial

£2,000

Including trial  

£3,000

 

Debt Recovery Legal Fee Schedule For Debts of over £10,000 and up to £25,000

Staging Post 

Letter of claim

£750

Letter of claim but pre issue

£1,500

Issue of Proceedings

£2,000

Issue and default judgement

£3,000

After defence but before trial

£6,000

Including trial

£9,000

 

Debt Recovery Legal Fee Schedule For Debts of over £25,000 and up to £100,000 

Staging Post 

Letter of claim

£2,000

Letter of claim but pre issue

£4,000

Issue of Proceedings

£6,000

Issue and default judgement

£9,000

After defence but before trial

£18,000

Including trial

£25,000

If payment is not received post judgement costs of recovery action are charged out £200 per hour plus VAT and plus High Court Enforcement Officer fees and a quote will be provided in each case.

All debt recovery work is undertaken by Dominic Moss, Solicitor. In addition to our charges you may have to pay disbursements such as court fees which are typically about 5% of the debt you are seeking to recover. If the debtor refuses to pay and a High Court Enforcement Officer is required, you will have to pay their costs which are likely to exceed £500 and may be substantially more depending on the circumstances. You will be informed and asked to approve these costs before they are incurred.

* The amount we charge is based on the staging post that you reach. The figures are not cumulative. e.g. a case where the debt is less than £10,000 and which settles after the proceedings are issued our fee will be £1,000.

Probate Matters

Probate matters are charged at 2% of the total value of the estate before and tax. So, for example, an estate of £600,000 our fees would be £12,000. There is a minimum charge of £3,000. Our fees are plus and disbursements you have to pay out for such as estate agents fees, legal notices, travel, and court fees. 

Employment Tribunal Claims

All work undertaken in this area is progressed by way of a no win no fee agreement, subject to our agreement.

If we agree to progress your claim on a no win no fee basis, your fees are dependent on us negotiating a settlement with your employer. Or, If the case goes to a tribunal, then the fees will attach to the amount that is awarded in your favour. In both cases, our fee is 30% plus VAT of what we negotiate or win for you. You will also have to pay any disbursements from your award such as barristers or other professional fees.  These will be agreed with you before they are incurred.

There will be additional disbursements for attending a Tribunal Hearing such as court fees.   We may require any disbursements to be paid in advance by you.   In certain circumstances, we may fund the disbursements, for you,  in advance, but they will still remain your liability

Work we normally undertake:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change).
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached.
  • Preparing claim or response.
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party.
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process. • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss.
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing. • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents.
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses. • Preparing bundle of documents.
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements.
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list.
  • Preparation for the Final Hearing, including instructions to the Barrister

Work we do not undertake:

  • Advocacy at the final hearing. (this is usually undertaken by a Barrister. Cost varies but we would estimate a cost of £2,000 for a one day hearing.
  • Any appeal against the Tribunal’s decision.

How long will the matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved.   If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 2 to 4 months. If a final hearing is required then we would estimate that the matter will take 12-18 months.

 

All fees quoted are Plus VAT at 20% 

Contact our claims experts

Arrange a free initial case review

Freephone 0800 434 6544 or 01606 87 22 00

Email info@stonehewermoss.co.uk

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, Citadel House, Solvay Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4DP

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors is a trading style of the Stonehewer Moss Limited, Registered in England No. 542 6583

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