We assist with all claims from £5,000 to £100,000 on the following basis:-
We firstly assess all claims free of charge as we will not take any claim that we feel does not have a reasonable chance of success, as to do so would be charging you for claim that in our view would be unsuccessful. Once having positively assessed your claim and you wish to use our services we would in accordance with court protocol send a Letter before Action together with draft court claim papers to the defendant which allows 21 days to make payment directly to you. It is your claim and if payment is made this saves you the further cost and expense of a court hearing. Furthermore if this court pre action protocol is not carried out correctly your claim may be struck out. Many defendants once receiving a properly worded legal letter with draft court claim papers have paid in full, you would receive all the money – no court case.
If the defendant fails to respond within the 21 days you have the option to progress to having court papers served on the defendant. We will prepare all the papers for you to check and either have us change or alternatively sign and send to the court for service on the defendant. The defendant has 28 days to either pay you in full in which this will be the end of the claim or alternatively enter a defence. If he enters a defence this is now a defended claim which will inevitably go to a court hearing. The charge for our dealing with all the court papers and evidence and statements depends on the complexity and amount of the claim which is detailed together with the Stage One Fee.
Stage One fee
Stage Two Fee
£5,000 to £10,000
£10,001 to £30,000
£30,001 to £50,000
£50,001 to £100,000
VAT MAY BE PAYABLE ON THESE FEES
All the above fees are payable in advance to us on instruction by bacs or card.
County Court Claims
When the stage two claims are submitted to the Court you will pay court fees direct to the Court based currently on 4.5% of the value of your claim which are refundable at the discretion of the Court if you are successful.
Advice and Representation by a Barrister
We are neither solicitors nor profer to give legal advice and if you require such advice either before your claim commences after stage one we are licensed by the Bar Council to instruct one of our pool of barristers to give such advice. Furthermore if you require to be represented at the hearing of your claim as it is possible that the defendant will have his own representation we can instruct a barrister on your behalf and will obtain a quotation.
If you receive a Judgment and the defendant is not willing to make payment then we can arrange for the matter to be put in the hands of Bailiffs or High Court Sherriffs at a nominal amount.
Payment of Fees
Initial Court Fees are charged by the Court based on 4.5% of the Claim (including any interest claimed).
These fees are paid by the Claimant when the Court Claims forms are completed and sent to the Court.
These fees are refundable to the successful side (at the discretion of the Court).
Our fees together with Counsel’s fees are payable in advance.
Counsel’s fees (not ours) may be refundable to the successful side at the discretion of the court.
The losing side (at the discretion of the court) may have to pay their own costs and that of the opposing side.
Additional Hearing fee (if the claim goes to a hearing) is payable of £545 and this is not refundable.