At Curwens, our team of experts can assist you in the recovery of money you are owed. We offer support and advice to suit your needs and which is specific to your claim.

To assist you in recovering your debt, we have come up with competitive fixed prices to make the process easier for you whilst costing you as little as possible.

Letter before Action
  • Fixed Price of £40 plus VAT

If debtor still doesn’t pay, then you can proceed to the next stage of issuing court proceedings. We set out below our fixed fees for preparing the claim for issuing at court on your behalf together with the court fees applicable which are dependent on the amount of the debt due.

Small Claims Track (Claims up to £10,000)

Issuing claims at Court

Value of DebtOur Fee
(excluding VAT)
Court Fee
Up to £300£80£35
£301 - £500£90£50
£501 - £1,000£110£70
£1,001 - £1,500£120£80
£1,501 - £3,000£140£115
£3,001 - £5,000£160£205
£5,000 - £10,000£190£455
Request for Judgement - £70 plus VAT

If the debtor does not respond to the claim within 14 days after the claim has been issued, then you can apply for judgment to be entered for you.

Debts over £10,000

The court fee is 5% of the claim and our charging rates would be on an hourly basis, which range from £110 to £260 per hour depending upon the experience level of staff involved.


Should your debt still be outstanding after you have obtained judgment in your favour, then we can assist you by completing the paperwork required for the following enforcement methods. We will advise you of the most appropriate one to use on your case.

1. Instructing High Court Enforcement Agents (for debts over £600) – our fee: £50 plus VAT (plus disbursements of £66 for court fee & HCE fee of £90 is payable if the warrant is not successful)

2. Instructing County Court Enforcement Agents – our fees are £50 plus VAT (plus court fee of £110)

3. Issuing a Statutory Demand – our fees are £140 plus VAT (plus process server fees which can be up to £150 plus VAT)

4. Bankruptcy Proceedings – our fees are £720 plus VAT plus the following disbursements

  • Court fee £280
  • Deposit - £990
  • Process server – up to £150 plus VAT
  • Search fee - £11
  • Agent’s fees for hearing – depends on location & to be advised

5. Winding Up Proceedings - £1,000 plus VAT plus the following disbursements

  • Court fee - £280
  • Deposit - £1,600
  • Process server – up to £150 plus VAT
  • Agent’s fees for hearing – dependent on location
  • Advert fees for London Gazette - £101.52

6. Charging Order - £320 plus VAT plus the following

  • Court fee - £110
  • Registration of charging order - £40
  • Agent’s fees for hearing – dependent on location
  • Search fee - £11

7. Third party debt order – our fees are £250 plus VAT (plus court fee of £110 and agent’s fees for hearing dependent on location and to be advised)

8. Attachment of Earnings Order – our fees are £140 plus VAT (plus court fee of £110)

Please note that the above fixed fees are only applicable to undefended debt claims. If the matter becomes defended then this will be out of our prompt pay scheme and we will be charging on an hourly rate which will be advised to you as soon as practicable.

Please also note that generally legal fees are unrecoverable by the debtor if the matter is a small claim, i.e. a debt of up to £10,000.

What our customers say  

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