Small Claims Express

Small Claims Express

Small claims made easy for businesses 

  • Are you owed a sum of money under £10,000?
  • Have you been told it is not worth pursuing because the cost would be disproportionate? 
  • Are you avoiding pursuing a claim because you don't have the time or resources to pursue Court action? 

We have the answer. If you need to recover a sum of money under £10,000 we are here to help you with our simple, straight forward and no hidden charges fixed fee packages. Just choose the best grade to suit your needs : 

Basic: £500 + VAT

  • 5 hours work to include a 30 minute consultation;
  • Review of the papers
  • Comply with pre-action protocol with draft letter of claim and deal with response to letter of claim;
  • If it becomes necessary, draft claim form and particulars of claim;
  • Issue and serve;
  • Receipt and advice on any defence.

Enhanced: £750 + VAT

  • 7 1/2 hours work including all of the Basic package plus;
  • Directions questionnaire
  • Two statements;
  • 100 pages of document disclosure and hearing bundle.

Premium: £1,000 + VAT

  • 10 hours work including all of the Enhanced package plus;
  • Representation at any Trail lasting up to 4 hours.

Ultimate: £1,250 + VAT

  • 12 1/2 hours work including all of the Premium package plus;
  • Exploring and advising on enforcement options;
  • Instruction of High Court Enforcement Officer.

How long will my matter take?

Matters usually take 8 – 40 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. Please note that if enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

What additional costs should I expect?

You will also have to pay the Court a fee to start a claim. These are calculated on a sliding scale depending on the value of the claim:

Debt valueCourt fee
Up to £5,000£35 - £455
£5,001 - £10,0005% of the value of the claim


If the case does not settle, a hearing fee of between £25 and £335 is payable to the Court shortly before the final hearing.

Please be aware that our pricing is subject to revision. To receive a fully personalised quote, please complete our 'How Can We Help' form to the right of this page, call us, or email contact@duttongregory.co.uk