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. We are able to offer a fixed fee enforcement service as detailed below
Enforcement Service - £250 plus VAT (ad-hoc)
- Review of documentation
- Consideration of enforcement options
- Advice on the most effective enforcement option available to you
- Advice on the process of the chosen enforcement option
- Preparation of documentation for enforcement / instruction form for High Court Enforcement
- Ad hoc assistance throughout the enforcement process
- Reconsideration of enforcement options should initial option not be successful
- Fortnightly updates on your case
Disbursements: You may incur a Court fee and enforcement fee depending on which method of enforcement is chosen – these fees are detailed in the table below.
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 trace||From £82.50|
|High Court Writ of Control||£71|
*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.