You may find yourself in a position where you are owed money but are not familiar with the process of recovery in the County Courts. On the other hand, you may find that you are being pursued for money and would like to defend the case. In both situations, you can take advantage of our ‘Small Claims Fixed Fee Service’.

We are conscious that in the vast majority of small claims cases, you cannot recover your legal costs regardless of whether you win or lose and this is why we have decided to offer our services at fixed low rates. The ‘Small Claims Service’ also allows payment of the fixed fee at each individual stage.

You have the option of involving us at individual specific stages or instructing us to deal with the process from start to finish. Our fixed fees are as follows:-

STAGE                                    ACTION £0-£5,000   £5,000-£10k
A Initial meeting / Review and taking instructions £100 £150
B Letter Before Action (up to 2 pages) Or Reply to Letter Before Action (up to 2 pages) £75 £100
C Completion of Claim and Particulars of Claim OR Defence £200 £250
D Apply for Judgment in Default £50 £50
E Reply / Reply and Defence to Counterclaim (if necessary) £150 £200
F Completing Allocation Questionnaire £50 £50
G Up to 2 Witness Statements including exhibits (up to 4 pages each) ** £400 £500
H Representation at final hearing (up to 4 hours) £300 £300
I Instructing bailiffs to enforce sum owed £100 100
TOTAL (If all stages necessary) £1,425* £1,700*


* All sums above are excluding VAT, additional witness statements, expert fees, mediation and settlement costs, additional advocacy, travel expenses, court fees and any unforeseen work outside the scope of the items set out at A-G above. Additional work will be charges at the hourly rate of £150 per hour.

** Additional witness statements are charged at £200 plus VAT (£0-£5,000) and £250 plus VAT (£5,000-£10,000).

Court Fees – From March 2015:-

Value of your claim Court Issued Fee Filed via SDT/MCOL Final Hearing Fee
Up to: £300 £35 £25 £25
Greater than £300 But no more than £500 £0 £35 £55
Greater than £500 But no more than £1,000 £70 £60 £80
Greater than £1,000 But no more than £1,500 £80 £70 £115
Greater than £1,500 But no more than £3,000 £115 £105 £170
Greater than £3,000 But no more than £5,000 £205 £185 £335
Greater than £5,000 But no more than £10,000 £455 £410 335
Bailiffs Fee £110 £70


For further details, please contact Mrs Lindsey Christie on 0191 5682050 or by email