Debt Collection Costs Information

At Fosters we want to make collection of your debts as simple and straightforward as possible. We understand the inconvenience you have probably already endured trying to get paid.

From an initial letter, to enforcing judgement, the below guide to our completely transparent costs information gives you the certainty to make the correct commercial decision for you or your business.

Pre Action Stage Fee (Claims Up to £25k) Fee (Claims Over £25k)
The Letter before Claim - taking instructions, drafting and sending the letter before claim and reporting to you with the response (if any) £80 (plus VAT) £120 (plus VAT)

Court Proceedings Fee (Claims up to £25k) Fee (Claims over £25k)
The issuing of Proceedings - completing the claim form, drafting particulars of claim, filing and serving relevant documents and obtaining Default Judgment (where applicable) £250 - £550 (plus VAT) £250 - £1,000 (plus VAT)

Enforcement Action Fee
Execution by High Court Enforcement Officers excluding Interpleader or other disputes £175 - £400 (plus VAT)
Charging Order upon debtors property - drafting the application and registering the interim/final charging orders £600 - £1,000 (plus VAT)
Attachment of Earnings application £350 - £475 (plus VAT)
Third Party Debt application £125 - £475 (plus VAT)
Information Hearing order £200 - £475 (plus VAT)
Instructing High Court Enforcement Officers / County Court Bailiffs £125 - £300 (plus VAT)

Bankruptcy Fee
Preparing a Statutory Demand £350 - £475 (plus VAT)
Drafting a Bankruptcy Petition £550 - £1,500 (plus VAT)
Statutory Demand plus Petition £650 - £1,700 (plus VAT)

These figures apply in undefended situations. Additional work surrounding negotiations and settlement is charged at an hourly rate of £160 plus VAT. We will provide further estimates where a debtor defends a claim or makes interim application(s) within proceedings.

Court Fee (No VAT payable)
Court fees are based on the total amount you are claiming (including interest)
Value of the Claim Fee
Up to £300 £25
£300.01 to £500 £30
£500.01 to £1,000 £60
£1,000.01 to £1,500 £70
£1,500.01 to £3,000 £105
£3,000.01 to £5,000 £185
£5,000.01 to £10,000 £410
£10,000.01 to £100,000 5% of claim value (maximum £10,000)
£100,000.01 to £200,000 5% of claim value *
More than £200,000 £10,000 *

* Note – These claims cannot be submitted online

Court Enforcement Fee (No VAT payable)
To issue a Warrant of Control (Money Claims Online or County Court Business Centre) £77
Sealing a Writ of Control (High Court) £66
Charging Order £110 (plus £20 Land Registry Fee)
Attachment of Earnings order £110
Third party debt application £110
Information Hearing order £55
To request Bailiff service of an order £110

We are always happy to discuss any initial queries you may have or to discuss tailored debt recovery packages with you. For more information please contact us on 01603 723771 or by email by .