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 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.

We are required by law to identity and verify all companies that we work with. As part of this verification we are also required to identity and verify a number of other types of individuals associated with the company, such as Directors and Beneficial Owners. We will charge £10 plus VAT (£12 in total) per UK Company / Individual  that we check. Where a company is located overseas the charge will be £35 plus VAT (£42 in total). More information on the types of individuals we are required to check can be found in our Terms of Business.

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, Andrew Breckenridge, 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.