Schedule of Costs for Lane and Company, Commercial Debt Recovery Solicitors

1. Fee Earners’ Hourly Rates

Fee Earners’ Hourly Rates Hourly Rate + VAT
Roxanne Speed £175.00 / £199.00
Suzanne Neylan/Neeru Karra £175.00 / £199.00 / £205.00 / £225.00
Mark Edwards & John Pitt £199.00 / £205.00 / £225.00 / £250.00
Fee Earners hourly rates are dependent on the complexity and value of the case

2. Schedule of Costs: Issuing – Judgement and Enforcement

Please Note:

  • All Solicitors’ Fees are subject to VAT
  • All Agent / Counsel / Sheriff and Land Registry Fees are subject to VAT
  • Court Fees are exempt from VAT
  • VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated.
ISSUING CCBC 
England and Wales County Court Costs and fees
Costs where payment is recovered before Judgment (Commercial Debts)
Debt Amount Solicitors Costs Court Fees Total Debtor Pays Non-Recoverable Costs Late Payment *(w/a)
£25 – £300 £65.00 £25.00 £90.00 £75.00 £15.00 £40.00
£301 – £500 £75.00 £35.00 £110.00 £85.00 £25.00 £40.00
£501 – £1,000 £120.00 £60.00 £180.00 £130.00 £50.00 £40.00
£1,001 – £1,500 £160.00 £70.00 £230.00 £150.00 £80.00 £70.00
£1,501 – £3,000 £160.00 £105.00 £265.00 £185.00 £80.00 £70.00
£3,001 – £5,000 £160.00 £185.00 £345.00 £265.00 £80.00 £70.00
£5,001 – £10,000 £200.00 £410.00 £610.00 £510.00 £100.00 £70.00
£10,001 – £15,000 £250.00 4.5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £150.00 £100.00
£15,001 – £50,000 £285.00 4.5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £185.00 £100.00
£50,001 – £100,000 £300.00 4.5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £200.00 £100.00
Included in Charge Up to issuing proceedings
Not Included in Charge Judgment and Execution
Approximate Time Scale 1 day
ISSUING NON CCBC – THESE COSTS ALSO APPLY TO ISSUING ‘FOREIGN’ CLAIMS IN SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Claims which are issued via Salford Business Centre include:
Claims above £100,000 Scottish and Northern Irish Defendants and more than two Defendants
Debt Amount Solicitors Costs Court Fees Total Debtor Pays Non-Recoverable Costs Late Payment *(w/a)
£25 – £300 £65.00 £35.00 £100.00 £85.00 £15.00 £40.00
£301 – £500 £75.00 £50.00 £125.00 £100.00 £25.00 £40.00
£501 – £1,000 £130.00 £70.00 £200.00 £140.00 £60.00 £40.00
£1,001 – £1,500 £170.00 £80.00 £250.00 £160.00 £90.00 £70.00
£1,501 – £3,000 £170.00 £115.00 £285.00 £195.00 £90.00 £70.00
£3,001 – £5,000 £170.00 £205.00 £375.00 £285.00 £90.00 £70.00
£5,001 – £10,000 £210.00 £455.00 £665.00 £555.00 £110.00 £70.00
£10,001 – £15,000 £260.00 5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £160.00 £100.00
£15,001 – £50,000 £295.00  5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £195.00 £100.00
£50,001 – £100,000 £345.00 5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £245.00 £100.00
£100,001 – £150,000 £395.00  5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £295.00 £100.00
£150,001 – £200,000 £600.00  5% of the debt Costs+ Court Fee + VAT Total less non recoverable £500.00 £100.00
Exceeds £200,000 £1,200.00  £10,000.00  £11,200.00  £10,100.00 £1,100.00 £100.00
Included in Charge Up to issuing proceedings
Not included in Charge Judgement and Execution
Approximate Time scale 2 weeks
CCBC – Schedule of Costs on Judgment and Enforcement
Debt Amount Solicitors Costs VAT Court Fees Total inc VAT Debtor Pays Non-Recoverable costs
£25 – £125 £34.25 £6.85 £77.00 £118.10 £101.25 £10.00
£125 – £600 £39.25 £7.85 £77.00 £124.10 £101.25 £15.00
£600 – £5,000 £93.75 £18.75 £66.00 £178.50 £139.75 £20.00
Exceeds £5000 £106.75 £21.35 £66.00 £194.10 £147.75 £25.00
Included in Charge Up to Judgement and Execution
Not included in Charge If Defence / Admission form is received
Additional costs may be incurred where payment is received after a Default Judgment
HCEA is instructed for Judgments over £600.00 (England and Wales)
Abortive HCEA charges may apply
Approximate Time scale Judgment can take up to 5 weeks / Execution is dependent upon defendants response
Non CCBC – Schedule of Costs on Judgment and Enforcement
Debt Amount Solicitors Costs VAT Court Fees Total inc VAT Debtor Pays Non-Recoverable costs
£25 – £125 £34.25 £6.85 £110.00 £151.10 £134.25 £10.00
£125 – £600 £39.25 £7.85 £110.00 £157.10 £134.25 £15.00
£600 – £5,000 £93.75 £18.75 £66.00 £178.50 £139.75 £20.00
Exceeds £5000 £106.75 £21.35 £66.00 £194.10 £147.78 £25.00
Included in Charge Up to Judgment and Execution
Not included in Charge If Defence / Admission form is received
Additional costs may be incurred where payment is received after a Default Judgment
HCEA is instructed for Judgments over £600.00 (England and Wales)
Abortive HCEA charges may apply
Costs and fees of entering Judgment and Enforcement in Scottish and Northern Irish cases – Please see Fixed Fees
Approximate Time scale Judgment can take up to 5 weeks / Execution is dependent upon Defendants response
Judgment by Admission (full and part)
Debt Amount Solicitors Costs VAT Total inc VAT Debtor Pays Non-Recoverable costs
£25 – £125 60.00 12.00 72.00 40.00 20.00
£125 – £600 65.00 13.00 78.00 40.00 25.00
£600 – £5,000 70.00 14.00 84.00 40.00 30.00
Exceeds £5000 95.00 19.00 114.00 55.00 40.00
Included in Charge Up to Judgment by Admission (both full and part)
Approximate Time scale 2 to 4 weeks
Foreign Claims – Defendant is in Scotland or Northern Ireland
 
A Foreign Claim is a Claim that is being pursued out of the English and Welsh Jurisdiction
We specialise in Claims pursued in Scotland and Northern Ireland
NB
Figures in red are the amounts that will NOT be recoverable by the Claimant
Scotland Disbursements VAT on Disbursement Solicitors Costs VAT on Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Application For Leave to Enter Judgment – Scotland £1.99 £0.40 £60.00 £12.00 £100.00
Judgment (sliding scale)     £10.00-£30.00 £2.00 – £6.00  
Application For Certificate of Money Provisions     £65.00 £13.00 £100.00
Registration of Judgment Scotland £20.00        
Service of the Charge (sliding scale) £103.78 £20.76 £25.00-£50.00 ** £5.00 – £10.00  
Enforcement     £25.00 ** £5.00  
** £17.95 IS recoverable from these charges
Northern Ireland Disbursements VAT on Disbursement Solicitors Costs VAT on Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Application for Leave to Enter Judgment – N Ireland     £60.00 £12.00 £100.00
Judgment (sliding scale)     £10.00-£30.00 £2.00 – £6.00  
Application for Certificate of Money Provisions     £65.00 £13.00 £100.00
Registration of Certificate £35.00 £7.00      
Index Search Fee £22.00        
Notice of Intent Fee £24.00        
Enforcement fee is dependent on value of debt          

For all of the above services

  • The Late Payment Charge is added to the debt and recoverable from the Defendant where applicable.
  • Interest is charged to the Defendant on your behalf at 8% above base per annum unless your T’s and C’s provide for a contractual rate of interest.
  • *Recoverable on commercial debts only where there is no provision for contractual interest.
  • All timescales are approximate and will vary depending on the Court and Defendants’ response time.

3. Additional Services

NB:

  • All Solicitors’ Fees are subject to VAT
  • All Agent / Counsel / Sheriff and Land Registry Fees are subject to VAT
  • Court Fees are exempt from VAT
  • VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated.
Standard Letter Before Action Average Solicitor Costs
7 and 14 Day Letters Before Action From £5.00
30 Day Letters Before Action (To Individuals) £15.00
Letters Before Action sent by International Standard Delivery £20.00

We anticipate your instructions will be processed on the day we receive them if received before 3.30pm. We will contact you on the day the LBA expires for further instructions. Please note there will be a minimum invoice charge of £10.00 plus vat.

Pre Action Protocol Letter Before Action Average Solicitor Costs
Dependant upon complexity of instructions Hourly Rate
Fee Earner will provide a costs / time estimate on instruction

We anticipate the process of preparing and sending the LBA to take approximately two working days from the date we have received all relevant documents.

The quote is for the Preparation and sending of the LBA – any further work needed will be charged at an hourly rate: see Fee Earner rates, above.

Warrant of Control Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Warrant of Control (CCBC) £0.00 £2.25 £77.00
Warrant of Control (non CCBC) £0.00 £2.25 £110.00
Reissue Warrant of Control to a New Address (CCBC) £0.00 £15.00 £0.00
Reissue Warrant of Control to a New Address (non CCBC) £0.00 £15.00 £33.00
Reissue Warrant of Control to same Address/Other £0.00 £15.00 £0.00
Writ of Control Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Writ of Control £0.00 £51.75 £66.00
High Court Enforcement Agent – Abortive Fee*** £75.00 £0.00 £0.00

***If Client accepts a Full and final settlement from Defendant – HCEA will charge a percentage based on amount recovered.

Attachment of Earnings Application Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Attachment of Earnings Application £0.00 £100.00 £110.00
Third Party Debt Order Application (Garnishee)
Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Third Party Debt Order Application £0.00 £175.00 £110.00
Charging Order Application** Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Charging Order Application £0.00 £350.00 £110.00
Office Copy Entries £3.00 £40.00 £0.00
Land Registry Charge of Interim Order £40.00 £0.00 £0.00
Land Registry Charge of Final Order £40.00 £40.00 £0.00

**NB. Declaration fee of £5.00 may be payable and an agent’s fee.

Application for Summary Judgment Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee Estimated Hours Estimated Cost
Application for Summary Judgment under £5,000.00 £0.00 Hourly Rate £255.00 3 – 5 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application for Summary Judgment over £5,000.00 £0.00 Hourly Rate £255.00 3 – 5 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
General Applications Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee Estimated Hours Estimated Cost
Application to Amend Claim Form £0.00 Hourly Rate £100.00* 2 – 4 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application to Lift Stay after failing to update Court £0.00 Hourly Rate £100.00* 2 – 3 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application to Transfer a Claim £0.00 Hourly Rate £100.00* 2 – 3 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application to Adjourn a Small Claim’s Hearing £0.00 Hourly Rate £100.00* 2 – 3 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application to Redirect Execution £0.00 Hourly Rate £255.00 1 – 2 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application to Set Aside Judgment £0.00 Hourly Rate £255.00 3 – 5 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged
Application to Reinstate Proceedings £0.00 Hourly Rate £100.00/£255.00* 2 – 4 Dependant on Hourly Rate Charged

*Court fee could be £255.00, Judge’s discretion.

Order to Attend Court (Oral Exam) Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Application to Attend Court + Process Server fee £90.00 £50.00 £55.00
Acknowledgement of Service Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Claim – Any Value £0.00 £20.00 £0.00
Statutory Demand – Individuals (Must be over £5,000)
Debt Value Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
£5,000.00 – £10,000.00 £90.00 £250.00 £0.00
£10,000.00 – £30,000.00 £90.00 £350.00 £0.00
£30,000.00 – £50,000.00 £90.00 £400.00 £0.00
Exceeds £50,000.00 (Quote on request) £90.00 Hourly Rate £0.00
Statutory Demand – Limited Companies (Must be over £750.00)
Debt Value Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
£750.00 – £2,000.00 £90.00 £200.00 £0.00
£2,000.00 – £5,000.00 £90.00 £250.00 £0.00
£5,000.00 – £10,000.00 £90.00 £300.00 £0.00
£10,000.00 – £30,000.00 £90.00 £350.00 £0.00
£30,000.00 – £50,000.00 £90.00 £400.00 £0.00
Exceeds £50,000.00 (Quote on request) £90.00 Hourly Rate £0.00
72 Hour Winding Up Notice Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
72 Hour Winding Up Notice £0.00 Hourly Rate £0.00
Bankruptcy / Winding Up Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Preparation of Petition £0.00 From £150.00 £0.00
Agent’s Charge For Service £90.00 £0.00 £0.00
No goods return fee £5.00 £0.00 £0.00
Affidavit Fee (only for Winding Up) £7.00 £0.00 £0.00
Bankruptcy £990.00 £800.00 £280.00
Winding Up £1,600.00 £700.00 £280.00
Tomlin Order/Consent Order/Draft Order Disbursements Solicitors Costs Court Fee
Preparation and filing at Court £0.00 Hourly Rate £100.00
Preparation of Additional Particulars of Claim Solicitors Costs
Preparation of Additional Particulars of Claim £35.00
Letter Chasing Costs and Interest Solicitors Costs
Letter Chasing Costs and Interest £10.00
Filing and Serving Notice of Discontinuance Solicitors Costs
Filing and Serving Notice of Discontinuance Hourly Rate
Agency Fees – Only at Clients Instruction / If Necessary Disbursements
Charging Order £100.00
Bankruptcy £100.00
Application to Set Aside Judgment £135.00
Application for Summary Judgment £135.00
Small Claims (Advocate) £200.00-£300.00
Small Claims (Solicitor / Counsel) £300.00-£400.00

The Agency fees are costs incurred if the Client wishes an Agent to attend the Court Hearing.