Debt Recovery Fee Structure

Undisputed business to business debts

Where your claim relates to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed, we will charge at the rates set out in the table below.

If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs, if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g., if a one-off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

At gunnercooke we work on a very competitive fixed cost basis.  Please note that the fees below are only estimates, and as such, should not be relied on as definite quotes. For a more accurate fee quote, please get in touch with one of our solicitors.

Debt valueCourt feeOur fee estimates (incl. VAT)
Up to £5,000£35-205Our fee typically ranges from £1200 to £3000 plus VAT.
£5,001 – £10,000£455Our fee typically ranges from £1,200 – £3,000 plus VAT.
£10,001 – £50,0005% value of the claimOur fee typically ranges from £3,000 – £15000 plus VAT.
£50,001- £100,0005% value of the claimOur fee typically ranges from £3,000 – £25000 plus VAT.

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting, and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs