Enforcement is the use of various processes to attempt to recover the judgment debt owed to you if payment is not made by the debtor. We will advise you on the best way to enforce your judgment. The various methods of enforcement and the fixed fee, on which we will charge VAT (at the current rate of 20%), for each are shown below:

The Cost of Enforcement Action£ Fixed Fee
Order to Obtain Information£250 + £50 VAT
Warrant of Control£250 + £50 VAT
Re-Issue of Warrant of Control Earnings£75 + £15 VAT
Attachment of Earnings£250 + £50 VAT
Instruct Enquiry Agent to trace£50 + £10 VAT
High Court Writ of Control (High Court Enforcement Officers)£250 + £50 VAT
Statutory Demand* (not inclusive of hearing)£750 + £150 VAT
Charging Order (not inclusive of hearing)£1,000 + £200 VAT

You can read more information about the use of Statutory Demands here, this page also has information on the use of Bankruptcy petitions and Winding up petitions in Insolvency action. We will let you know our charges for these if we advise that they are necessary.

The Court fees for making applications for the various enforcement methods are shown in the table below.

The Cost of Enforcement Action£ Court Fee (no VAT)
Order to Obtain Information£59
Warrant of Control£130
Re-Issue Warrant of Control£30
Attachment of Earnings£119
Instruct Enquiry Agent to traceFrom £82.50
High Court Writ of Control£71
Charging Order£119

*Issuing a statutory demand does not involve the Court and there is therefore no Court fee detailed in the table. However, a process server’s fee may be necessary.

If you need help with debt recovery then please do get in touch.

Enforcement Action will be progressed by Lawyers in our Dispute Resolution team whose details can be found in related people below. Team Leader, Sharon Auton, supervises the work of all of the lawyers in the Dispute Resolution team. Please read each profile below for information on their individual qualifications and experience.