Ascent Legal Pricing

Our Fees

Our fees for debt recovery can vary depending on several factors. These factors include:

  • The volume of instructions provided to us by a client
  • The type of debt we are instructed to recover
  • The age of that debt
  • The jurisdiction of that debt
  • Whether debt recovery is successful.

Therefore, to ensure we offer every client a competitive price for our expert service, it is appropriate that we create a bespoke pricing package to satisfy the debt recovery needs of each client.

As a representative example of our existing client base, we will typically charge a 15% commission on successfully recovered debt. We will not charge for unsuccessful debt recovery, although you may still be liable for any legal disbursements as outlined below.


Your instruction may also attract legal disbursement fees should a claim be made and a judgement enforcement sought from the courts. The below table illustrates the relevant court fees for England and Wales.

Court fees are not subject to VAT. If the claim is successful, the judge will make a decision on what percentage of these fees the debtor is to pay.

Claim amount

Claim fee

Up to £300 £25
£300.01 - £500 £35
£500.01 - £1000 £60
£1000.01 - £1,500 £70
£1,500.01 - £3000 £105
£3,000.01 - £5,000 £185
£5,000.01 - £10,000 £410
10,000.01 - £100,000 4.5% of claim
£100,000.01 - £200,000 5% of the claim
More than £200,000 £10,000

Enforcement action

Enforcement application fee

Warrant of control (recover a sum of money) £77
Warrant of possession (recover property or land) £121
Further attempt to issue warrant at new address £33
Attachment of earnings £110
Charging order £110
Certified Enforcement Agent (Bailiff) £308

Ascent Commercial Pricing

Ascent Commercial will aim to recover your business debt through an option of pre-legal and legal services. Our approach will be agreed with you and tailored to your needs.

Whether the agreed approach is pre-legal or legal, the fee for our service will be calculated based on a percentage of the debt amount as outlined below:

Successful debt collection 10% - 12% commission on debt collected
Unsuccesful debt collection 2.5% - 5% of debt amount

Where a client requests that we work on a fixed fee per hour, we may consider this request. This fee will be £95 per hour (excluding VAT).