Don't wait to recover debt in times of uncertainty

If you are owed money by a person or company that will not deliver, we will work quickly to resolve issues. At this difficult time, you should consider trying to recoup what you are owed. At Real Legal it is business as usual. The Courts and Tribunals Service Centres are available from 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday until further notice and the courts are consolidating the work of courts into fewer buildings. We are able to progress your case during this pandemic.

Range of fixed fees for debts which are undisputed

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed, and enforcement action is not needed. 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.

Debt value

Court fee

Our fee (incl. VAT)

Up to £5,000


£300 plus VAT

£5,001 - £10,000


£500 plus VAT (plus 2% value of the claim on amount recovered)

£10,001 - £50,000

5% value of the claim

£650 plus VAT (plus 5% value of the claim on amount recovered)

 Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing the documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing a 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
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Matters usually take 4-10 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

Contact our team today: 0345 646 0501, or visit the Real Legal website: