Debt recovery and litigation 

As a business, you can only operate if you are paid for your goods or services. Bad debts are not only inconvenient but put a healthy cashflow at risk. Spending time to recover a debt can be a further strain on your resources. We can help you to recover debt through court action, making the process simple and cost effective. 
Our Principal Solicitor, Ian Jones, has over 25 years experience in breach of contract and litigation claims, including working with international banks to recover high level, complex debt. Our dedicated Debt Litigation Manager will work with you to seek payment of the debt before resorting to court and if that doesn’t work, will commence the court process on your behalf. 
We also work with Creditreform UK to offer a full debt recovery service. If you have not exhausted other pre-court avenues, we may refer you to Creditreform UK, who will explore alternative options to recover your debt out of court on a no win no fee basis. 

What will it cost to make a claim through the courts? 

Where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed, we charge a fixed fee linked to the value of the claim.  
If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs. This could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one-off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.  

What is included in the fixed fee? 

Taking instructions 
Sending a letter before action for debts exceeding £3,000 
(For debts of less than £3,000, a letter before action can be sent at a cost of £75 plus VAT without the need to commit to the full fee. Should this not resolve the matter, you may then choose whether to pursue the debt further.)  
Receiving payment and sending it onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing a claim 
Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter judgement in default 
Writing to the other side to receive payment when judgement in default is received 
If payment is not received within the specified time, providing advice on next steps and likely costs 

Get in touch 

Do you have a legal matter you'd like to discuss with us? Whether you're an employer or employee we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch using the details below or use the form here and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 
Phone: 0121 452 5130 
Address: Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited 
Vancouver House, 111 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8LB 
Opening hours: 
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays - Closed 
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