Bradford 01274 306 000
Leeds 0113 849 4000
Huddersfield 01484 915 000

Range of costs

Our fees are reviewed on a regular basis and can vary depending upon a number of factors, such as volume of instructions, debt type and age of debt.

We offer bespoke arrangements for regular instructions and we sometimes offer a no success, no fee arrangement with a commission fee. The fees can vary between 7% and 20%, depending on the type of debt.   Consumer debt charge rates tend to be higher than Commercial debt because it is likely to be more difficult to collect.

Some clients simply require a letter before action service and depending on volumes we would normally charge between £20 and £95 + vat per letter.

We will try and recover each debt pre-legal, but if this is not possible, then we will arrange for a claim form to be issued through the Money Claim on Line Service. 

The costs and fees table are set out below.

            Claim Amount Issue Solicitors Total
From To Fee Fixed Costs (recoverable)
 £            -    £300.00 £25.00 £50.00 £75.00
£300.01 £500.00 £35.00 £50.00 £85.00
£500.01 £1,000.00 £60.00 £70.00 £130.00
£1,000.01 £1,500.00 £70.00 £80.00 £150.00
£1,500.01 £3,000.00 £105.00 £80.00 £185.00
£3,000.01 £5,000.00 £185.00 £80.00 £265.00
£5,000.01 £10,000.00 £410.00 £100.00 £515.00
£10,000.01 £100,000.00 5% of value £100.00 £650.00


In addition to the fixed costs and relevant court fees or disbursements we also charge set fees for following actions and enforcement.

Judgement – England & Wales

            Claim Amount In Default In Default Admission Admission
From To   of Defence Acceptance Reject
£25.00 £5,000.00 £22.00 £25.00 £40.00 £55.00
£5,000.01  plus  £30.00 £35.00 £55.00 £70.00

 

Enforcement through Bailiffs/High Court Enforcement Officers – England & Wales

  Claim Amount Type of Enforcement Issue Fee Solicitors Fixed Costs Total (recoverable) Schofield Sweeney fee (non-recoverable)
From To          
£100.00 £599.99  Bailiff  £77.00 £2.25 £79.25  £50.00 plus VAT 
£700.00  plus   HCEO  £66.00 £51.75 £117.75  £50.00 plus VAT

 

Other Types of Enforcement – England & Wales

  Issue Fee Schofield Sweeney Fee Total
Information Order £50.00  £100.00 plus VAT  £150.00 * 
Attachment of Earnings £100.00  £100.00 plus VAT  £200.00 *
Charging Order £253.00  £175.00 plus VAT  £428.00 *
Third Party Debt Order £100.00  £175.00 plus VAT  £275.00 *

*Excluding VAT

Should a matter become defended then additional charges will apply, and this will normally include an hourly charge out rate which could be somewhere between £100 and £180 + vat per hour, to be agreed with the client.

 

INSOLVENCY

STATUTORY DEMANDS

Our charge is £125.00 + vat together with process servers fee, which is usually £85.00 +vat.

 

BANKRUPTCY PETITIONS

Our standard charge is £500.00 plus vat and disbursements, and this will include issuing and seeing the matter through to conclusion.

 

WINDING UP PETITIONS

Our standard charge is £500.00 plus vat and disbursements, and this will include issuing and seeing the matter through to conclusion.

If you would like to know anything more about the above services, then please give Andy Howard a call on 01138 494074.