Landmark Law Solicitors



Mr Syed Kamal Hossain solicitor with 10 PQE and Mr Z T Simret Legal Cilex with 7 years’ experience. Both fee earners are experience in civil litigation and debt recovery.

EXAMPLE: These are our hourly fees rates for a business-to-business debt. Court fees and any other disbursement payable to third parties are not included in the fees. They are payable by the client. Monies must be paid on account to cover our costs and court fees and disbursements.

Value of the Claim Hourly Fee Rate Estimated Hours
Small Claim below
£150+vat £30 = £180 p/h Taking instruction, considering documents, and drafting and sending letter before action: 1-2hrs
Fast Track Claim
£10,000 and £25,000
£175+vat£35 = £210 p/h Drafting and issue of the claim with court: 2-8hrs
Multi-Track Claim
Over £25,000
£282+vat = £338.40 p/h If acknowledgment of service or defence is not received entering Default Judgment: 0.5 hrs.
However, if defence is filed, the matter become litigious, hours will vary case to case. 10-50hrs

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If the matter goes to the court, there may be situation that you have to pay additional fee to a third party such as:

Counsel fees: ½ day to 1 day Hearing excluding vat £1500 - £2500
Judgement transfer fee county court to high court: £71
Bailiff or high court enforcement officer costs (Stage 1): £190 excluding vat
Tracing fee Estimated: £75 excluding vat.
Expert fee for example signature verification: £500 excluding vat.

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that the VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor. Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost. In small claim only fixed cost is recoverable not anything other cost.

EXAMPLE OF OUR FEE AND COSTS (Debt amount £5000)
Up to letter before action: 1hrs X £150 £150
Drafting and issue the claim: 2hrs X £150 £300
Default Judgment 0.5 hr X £150 £75
Vat £105
Subtotal £630
Court fee
Total £1085

Defence filed and the matter become litigious.

Compliance with practice directions and reaching to the hearing (estimated hours 10hrs@£150) £1500
Attending Hearing including travelling and waiting at court (4hrsX£150) £600
Vat £420
Court fee for Hearing (Disbursement) £346
Estimated Total £3951

Average our fee and disbursement costs of claim of £5000 is between £1100 - £3950 including vat.


Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
Undertaking appropriate searches
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 Judgement in default.
When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment.
If payment is not received within X days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs.


Matters usually take:

Pre-action protocol      4-6 weeks

Online issue of Claim     2-3 working days

Default judgment        4-6 weeks

If the claim is defended the matter become litigious and estimated time is impossible to predict. It could take anywhere from 9 months - 2 years depending on the court schedule.

Our Address

  • Unit- NH.201, 3-15 Whitechapel Road London E1 1DU