Debt Recovery (Undisputed) Work Fees

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 (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Debt Value

Court Fee

Broad range of Hourly Fees
(excluding VAT)

Our Fixed Fee

Up to £5,000

Between £35-£205

Mr Veeravagu Vaaheesan - £250.00/hr

 Ms Evanjalin Vivek - £165.00/hr

Mr Sunjay Issur - £121.00/hr

Miss Ashwariya Kuhendiran  - £121.00/hr

£250 plus VAT

£5,001 - £10,000


£350 plus VAT

£10,001 - £50,000

5% value of claim

£550 plus VAT

£50,001 - £100,000

5% value of claim

£1000 plus VAT

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor (unless you are not    VAT registered).
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost. 
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt. 

Our fee includes: 

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation 
  • Undertaking appropriate searches but does not include disbursements if chargeable which are usually in the region of £100 plus VAT for a basic credit or financial search 
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default 
  • When Judgment in default in received, write to the other side to request payment 
  • If payment is not received within 21 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters usually take 3-5 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 and if the matter is disputed it could be 9-12 months before a Judgment may be obtained.

Litigation Team and Experience


Position at Vas Solicitors


Relevant Experience

Hourly Rate plus VAT

Veeravagu Vaaheesan


Solicitor of the senior courts

10+ PQE


Akshya Kumar

Senior Solicitor

Solicitor of the senior courts

17+ PQE


Ashwariya Kuhendiran



1+ years of conveyancing experience


Sunjay Issur

Trainee Solicitor


3+ years of conveyancing experience