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  • The pricing is set out below and a discount is provided if you buy all three courses as a bundle.

Issuing a Claim

Pre-action steps & how to commence a claim
  • Investigating the debtor before going to court
  • Preparing the letter of claim and protocol
  • The essentials to include in the the claim form
  • Setting out the claim out and improve chances
  • Where and how to send the papers to court
  • How to obtain a CCJ if the claim is undefended

Enforcing a CCJ

How to obtain payment if a CCJ remains unpaid
  • Instructing the bailiff or high court sheriff
  • Obtaining attachment of earnings
  • Placing a charging order against property
  • Obtaining a third party debt order
  • Obtaining an order for questioning
  • An overview of insolvency proceedings

Defended Claim

Handling defended small claims (under £10,000)
  • What to do in response to a defence
  • Completing the directions questionnaire
  • Offers and small claims mediation
  • Preparing  documents and statements for trial
  • Preparation for and conducting the trial
  • Common problems and issues that may arise


Below are the comparable costs for recovering a debt of £4,500. Remember these are the costs you will incur for each debt. Our courses teach you to recover debts over and over again.


Typical Solicitor Debt Recovery Charges For Uncontested Debts (No Dispute Raised By The Debtor)

(Based upon the typical charges of Shoosmiths, one of the market leaders, as of October 2019)

  • Letter of claim £10.00 plus VAT (plus 5% – 25% of the sum recovered plus VAT), therefore £235.00 – £1,135.00 plus VAT if a recovery made
  • Issuing a claim at court £80.00 plus VAT
  • Requesting judgment in default £55.00 plus VAT
  • Total cost to obtain a CCJ against the debtor: £145 plus VAT per debtor

The judgment then needs to be enforced if the debtor fails to pay. Enforcement options include:

  • Instruct Sheriff £150.00 plus VAT
  • Instruct Bailiff £65.00 plus VAT
  • Charging order £250.00 plus VAT
  • Attachment of earnings £100.00 plus VAT
  • Order for questioning £150.00 plus VAT


Debt Recovery Agents

Generally, a commission will be charged on successful recoveries, in the region of 10% plus VAT. Recovering a debt of £4,500, would therefore result in a deduction of £540 (£450 plus VAT at 20%) per debtor.