Debt Collection

At Spire Solicitors LLP we understand how essential it is for businesses to receive payment for all work carried out and how damaging unpaid invoices can be.  We have a dedicated and experienced debt collection team who are constantly recovering monies for businesses and individuals.

The debt collection assistance we can provide includes:

  • Initial advice on debt recovery
  • Drafting of letters to debtors
  • Court proceedings against debtors
  • Enforcement of Court Judgments / Orders

Utilising a set of simple and effective in-house systems the team has a proven high success rate in the recovery of outstanding monies. Whether a single amount or a schedule of outstanding debts the debt collection team at Spire Solicitors LLP will be happy to work on your behalf.

We are also able to offer, where appropriate, fixed fees so that you know exactly where you stand financially.


Are you owed money by a customer/client?

Why not use our fixed fee service to recover your money?

Approximately 50% of debtors pay up upon receipt of a pre-action letter from us.  Approximately a further 20% pay up once Court proceedings have been issued and/or Judgment obtained.


Our fixed fees are as follows:-
Pre-action letter:-For a debt worth:-


Up to £1,000


£1,001 – £5,000


£5,001 – £10,000





£50 + VAT


£60 + VAT


£70 + VAT

To issue Court proceedings £140 + VAT
To enter default Judgment £35 + VAT

This means that if the Court proceedings are not defended, we will obtain a default Judgment on your behalf for just £225-£245 plus VAT plus the Court fee.  The Court fee and a contribution towards legal fees are recoverable from the debtor.  Our fixed fees cover all debts up to £10,000.   Court fees are based on a sliding scale depending on the value of your debt and range between £35 for a debt of up to £300 and £500 for a £10,000 debt.

We will also advise you with regard to claiming interest on your debt and, in certain cases, compensation pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (As amended by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013.)

If our pre-action letter provokes a response from the debtor, and we enter into negotiations/correspondence on your behalf, our fixed hourly charging rate of £165 plus VAT will apply.  This rate will also apply to any defended Court proceedings.

If we obtain Judgment on your behalf and the debtor does not pay we can advise you on your enforcement options and the costs involved.  We may be able to provide fixed fees for some types of enforcement.

Enforcement can include:-

  • Attachment of earnings
  • Charging Order against property
  • Instructing theCounty Court Bailiff/High CourtEnforcement Officer

This low cost, efficient service will be provided by our experienced team who will be available to discuss your case with you. We believe in providing a personal service to you as we understand that every case is individual.

We have the knowledge, experience and efficiency to pursue high volumes of debts, without losing the “personal service”.

Debt Collection Testimonials

What a result!  Thank you to Linda Marshall for all her hard work in pursuing and achieving such a brilliant outcome.

Roslyn Leeds was excellent and empathetic. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Roslyn again after so many years.
C. Aldridge, Wymondham

Thank you again Linda Marshall. Linda proved to be an excellent listener. She took on board all the points I made and planned a course of action accordingly.
Mr McConnell, Wymondham