Welcome to Meesons & Spurlings Solicitors

We provide specialist, cost effective advice tailored for your
individual and business needs
in the Ringwood, Christchurch, Mudeford, Highcliffe, Verwood, Fordingbridge and
surrounding
areas.
 
Forest Edge and Meesons Solicitors will be shut for the festive period from 1pm on Christmas eve until 30th Dec, when we will be open from 9am - 3pm. On 31st Dec we will be open from 9am - 1pm.
In an emergency please telephone 07786 255762.
We take this opportunity to wish all our Clients and Associates a Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2020.

Price of Costs & Services > Range of fixed fees for a business to business debt that is undisputed

We charge £35.00 plus VAT for a letter of claim to be sent before issue of proceedings

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. 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 if necessary, which 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.

Debt Value                Court Fee                  Our Fee including VAT

Up to £5,000             £35 to £455               £600.00

£5,001 – £10,000      5% value of claim     £1200

£10,001- £50,000     10% value of claim  10% of the value of the claim

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fees cannot be reclaimed from your debtor but will be claimed through your VAT return.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgment in default
  • When Judgment in default in received, writing to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within specified time limit, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters usually take 1-4 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.