DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Advice that is user-friendly, fairly priced and individually tailored

Legal disputes and issues which affect you personally are, by their very nature, distracting. They can also be immensely stressful, time consuming and emotionally draining.

We recognise that there is a need to navigate and resolve these matters quickly and with the minimum of fuss, we welcome the opportunity to help you to do so successfully and efficiently.

Wherever possible, we will advise you as if we were standing in your shoes; providing not just legal comment on your situation but also our honest opinion on what we would do if we were you, in plain English.

We can be involved in your case as much or as little as you would like us to be; whether you seek a one hour appointment to go through a claim you are managing for yourself, or to instruct us to have complete conduct of your case. We will match our service to your requirements and financial circumstances.

Our dispute resolution specialisms include:

  • Debt recovery (charging structure attached)
  • Contract disputes
  • Consumer issues
  • Financial product mis-selling claims
  • Contentious trusts and probate (including inheritance disputes)

Our dispute resolution team

Our lawyers will work with you to agree the best strategy for you to achieve an appropriate outcome in line with your objectives. Combining strength in depth of technical legal expertise with a fresh project managed approach and proportionate cost funding options, we will help you achieve your aim, whether this involves litigation, alternative dispute resolution or simply a specific piece of legal advice to set you on the right track.

Our team is headed by Craig Shipp who can be contacted  by telephone on 01633 712923 or by email: [email protected]

 

STEPHENS WILMOT DEBT RECOVERY CHARGING STRUCTURE

PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PRICING STRUCTURE IS ONLY INDICATIVE OF OUR AVERAGE FIXED COSTS FOR DEBT RECOVERY SERVICES. ACTUAL CHARGES MAY FLUCTUATE BASED ON VOLUME OF INSTRUCTIONS, SIZE AND COMPLEXITY OF DISPUTES. FOR A MORE ACCURATE QUOTATION BASED ON YOUR BESPOKE AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE INDICATIVE COURT FEES AND FURTHER DISBURSEMENTS ARE ACCURATE AS AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING IN JANUARY 2019.

 

PRE-PROCEEDINGS FEES

Initial no obligation 45 minute consultation £100.00 plus VAT (currently at 20%)
Letter before action £150.00 plus VAT (currently at 20%)
 

Pre-proceedings negotiations

 

Hourly rate plus VAT (currently at 20%)

 

Craig Shipp – £201.00 per hour

Jordan Colcombe– £146.00 per hour

 

Contested cases charged at an hourly rate As above

 

COMMENCING COURT PROCEEDINGS FEES

Outstanding Debt Court fee SW fees to you (plus VAT at 20%) Recoverable (CPR)
Below £300.00 £35.00 £99.00 £50.00 + interest
£300.00 – £500.00 £50.00 £99.00 £50.00 + interest
£500.00* – £1000.00 £70.00 £150.00 £70.00 + interest
£1000.00* – £1500.00 £80.00 £200.00 £80.00 + interest
£1500.00 – £3000.00 £115.00 £250.00 £80.00 + interest
£3000.00 – £5000.00 £205.00 £300.00 £80.00 + interest
£5000.00 – £10,00.00 £455.00 £350.00 £100.00 + interest
In claims that exceed £10,000.00 but do not exceed £200,000 the Court Fee will be calculated at 5% of the value of the claim. Our fees to you will be £399.00 plus VAT (currently at 20%).*

In claims that exceed £200,000 or are unlimited the Court Fee will amount to £10,000.00. Our fees to you of £399.00 plus VAT (currently at 20%)*

*All costs recovered from the other side as part of a debt recovery action will be payable to us.

Business to business debts include a LPCD(1) Act 1998 potential right to claim interest at 8% above base rate, a Late Payment Compensation Fee of between £70.00 and £100.00 and the recovery of Solicitor’s costs.

“Individual” (non business) debts attract interest of 8% subject to S.69 County Courts Act 1984 at 8%.

ENTERING JUDGMENT FEES

Outstanding Debt SW Charge (+ VAT at 20%) Recoverable (CPR)
£25.00 – £5,000.00 £75.00 £22.00
£5,000.00 + £95.00 £33.00

 

GENERAL FEES MID-PROCEEDINGS

Court FeeSW Charge (plus VAT at 20%)
Hearing fee: Multi Track £1,090.00Hourly rate as defended
Fast Track£545.00Hourly rate as defended
Court Hearing fees for Small Claims
If claim up to £300.00£25.00Hourly rate as defended
If claim between £300.00 - £500.00£55.00Hourly rate as defended
If claim between £500.00 - £1,000.00£80.00Hourly rate as defended
If claim between £1,000.00 - £1,500.00 £115.00Hourly rate as defended
If claim between £1,500.00 - £3,000.00 £170.00Hourly rate as defended
Exceeds £3,000.00£335.00Hourly rate as defended
Applying for a Court Order giving the other side notice of the application.£255.00Hourly rate if your application is contested or £250.00 if your application is uncontested
Applying by consent or without Notice for a Court Order (i.e. Consent Order, Unless Order etc)£100.00Hourly rate if your application is contested or £250.00 if your application is uncontested
For Insolvency (personal and corporate) fees and charges please contact Craig Shipp separately.

 

ENFORCEMENT

Having obtained Judgment against Defendant

Court FeeSW Charge (plus VAT at 20%)Recoverable
On transferring claim from County Court to High Court and obtaining Writ of Control in readiness to instruct High Court Enforcement Officer£66.00£100.00£111.75
If Defendant owns property and we seek a Charging Order. Other disbursements to be incurred in applying for:
Land Registry fee - £40.00
OCE’s - £3.00 plus VAT per copy
£110.00£350.00£253.00
On drafting and serving a Statutory Demand
Upon Limited Company Nil£350.00All reasonable costs incurred
Upon individualNil£350.00All reasonable costs incurred
Process Server's fees – TBA