Debt Collection | Curtis Parkinson
Debt Collection

Private & Commercial Debt Collection

Whether you are a business suffering from unpaid invoices or an individual who is owed money, bad debts spell bad news to everyone. Not only is bad debt an inconvenience but a situation which can have a long term damaging effect on both your cash-flow and your peace of mind. Curtis Parkinson has helped individuals and organisations across Nottingham and the wider area recover what is due to them.

Private & Commercial Debt Collection

Things to remember…

Where people are late payers, the law provides you with the right to apply an enhanced interest rate. With a company this means that you have the right to charge 8% above base rate on the period between the due date for payment and actual payment – hence stating on invoices that they are payable ‘on demand’ will stop you losing out if you allow 30 days credit.

For individuals who are owed money by other individuals or companies, you have the option of using a mediation service, making a claim online (if the debt is less than £100,000 and owed by no more than 2 people or 2 organisations) or make an official demand for the money you’re owed.

How Curtis Parkinson Can Help

We aim to recover monies owed to you in a quick, efficient and cost effective manner.
Our debt recovery team is able to offer a bespoke service which ranges from action to recover a one off debt to bulk debt processing and defended actions.

Nobody likes a bad payer but life sometimes makes this inevitable, so let our specialist team help you get what you’re owed as quickly as possible.

“Excellent service. Very professional and courteous service. I would highly recommend Curtis Parkinson for all your legal needs.”

Our Fees –  Debt Recovery for an Undisputed Debt

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 on an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Business Debt Owed by a Business Not a Sole Trader - Read More

Sole traders are not a Business for these purposes but are deemed to be individuals under the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims and different costs apply.

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice owed to a business by another business which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed to obtain payment and the amount of the debt falls within the bands specified below. If the debt is larger than £25,000 you will need to contact us.

A business wishing to proceed with a claim for an unpaid invoice should note that:

  • If the debt is less than £10,000 the court awards fixed costs no matter what the costs are of the legal action.
  • If you are registered for VAT and the debt is more than £10,000 there are different rules on costs in which case the VAT element of our fee may not be reclaimable from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost, although you can limit your claim to a particular band.
  • The costs quoted are not for a matter where there is any dispute including dealing with any issue in connection with payment or enforcement of a judgment, such as the instruction of the bailiff to collect your debt.
  • The costs are in relation to debts up to £25,000. Larger debts may a fixed fee or be required to be paid by on an hourly rate.

Our fee includes:

  • Receiving a copy of the undisputed invoice and your instructions to issue a letter before action.
  • It does not include any consideration of your right to make the claim the debt or consider whether there may be a defence or check to up on the debtor company. This will fall outside our fixed fee.
  • Drafting and sending a letter before action with instructions to the debtor to pay you direct.
  • Receiving instructions if payment is not received to issue proceedings. To include drafting and issuing the claim.
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default

Matters usually take 2-6 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.

Cost of our Services

For the Recovery of an Undisputed Debt up to £5,000
For each Letter Before Action – £10.00
For the issue of County Court Proceedings for the recovery of an undisputed Debt up to £5,000 – £144.00
For the entry of Judgment – £55.00
The fee to be paid to the Court to Issue the claim – up to £205.00

For the Recovery of an Undisputed Debt up to £10,000
For each Letter Before Action – £10.00
For the issue of County Court Proceedings for the recovery of an undisputed Debt up to £10,000 – £144.00
For the entry of Judgment where undisputed – £70.00
The fee to be paid to the Court to Issue the claim – up to £455.00

For the Recovery of an Undisputed Debt between £10,001 and £25,000
For each Letter Before Action – £25.00
For the issue of County Court Proceedings for the recovery of an undisputed Debt between £10,001 and £25,000 – £288.00
For the entry of Judgment – £70.00
The fee to be paid to the Court to Issue the claim – up to 5% of the claim

Para-legals, Denise Clarke, 10 plus years’ experience and Lorraine Johnson 8 years’ experience handle debt collecting matters supervised by Roger Pitts a solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.

Business Debt Owed by an Individual - Read More

For recovery from an individual or sole trader under the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims and different costs apply.

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice owed to a business by an individual which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed to obtain payment and the amount of the debt falls within the bands specified below. If the debt is larger than £25,000 you will need to contact us.

A business wishing to proceed with a claim for an unpaid invoice should note that:

  • If the debt is less than £10,000 the court awards fixed costs no matter what the costs are of the legal action.
  • If you are registered for VAT and the debt is more than £10,000 there are different rules on costs in which case the VAT element of our fee may not be reclaimable from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost, although you can limit your claim to a particular band.
  • The costs quoted are not for a matter where there is any dispute including dealing with any issue in connection with payment or enforcement of a judgment, such as the instruction of the bailiff to collect your debt.
  • The costs are in relation to debts up to £25,000. Larger debts may a fixed fee or be required to be paid by on an hourly rate.

Our fee includes:

  • Receiving a copy of the undisputed invoice and your instructions to issue a letter before action.
  • It does not include any consideration of your right to make the claim the debt or consider whether there may be a defence or check to up on the debtor company. This will fall outside our fixed fee.
  • Drafting and sending a letter before action with instructions to the debtor to pay you direct.
  • Receiving instructions if payment is not received to issue proceedings. To include drafting and issuing the claim.
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default

Matters usually take 5-10 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.

Cost of our Services

For the Recovery of an Undisputed Debt up to £5,000
For each Letter Before Action – £35.00
For the issue of County Court Proceedings for the recovery of an undisputed Debt up to £5,000 – £144.00
For the entry of Judgment – £55.00
The fee to be paid to the Court to Issue the claim – up to £205.00

For the Recovery of an Undisputed Debt up to £10,000
For each Letter Before Action – £35.00
For the issue of County Court Proceedings for the recovery of an undisputed Debt up to £10,000 – £144.00
For the entry of Judgment where undisputed – £70.00
The fee to be paid to the Court to Issue the claim – up to £455.00

For the Recovery of an Undisputed Debt between £10,001 and £25,000
For each Letter Before Action – £45.00
For the issue of County Court Proceedings for the recovery of an undisputed Debt between £10,001 and £25,000 – £288.00
For the entry of Judgment – £70.00
The fee to be paid to the Court to Issue the claim – up to 5% of the claim

Para-legals, Denise Clarke, 10 plus years’ experience and Lorraine Johnson 8 years’ experience handle debt collecting matters supervised by Roger Pitts a solicitors. As you will see we receive excellent reviews.

For more information, please contact our legal team.

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We came to have a will written and we were so happy and at ease with the help and advise we were given. Thank you.

Mr. & Mrs. T. Goodall

5.0
2016-11-10T09:40:25+01:00

Mr. & Mrs. T. Goodall

We came to have a will written and we were so happy and at ease with the help and advise we were given. Thank you.

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We got an appointment quickly and staff were very helpful.

Mr & Mrs Slater

5.0
2016-02-11T15:00:04+01:00

Mr & Mrs Slater

We got an appointment quickly and staff were very helpful.

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I have consulted Roger before when needing help with litigation and dispute resolution. This time he was as helpful as ever. He was able to get to the nub of the matter and present the arguments so that the other party had to agree.

Peter D. Rymann

5.0
2016-09-22T10:49:29+01:00

Peter D. Rymann

I have consulted Roger before when needing help with litigation and dispute resolution. This time he was as helpful as ever. He was able to get to the nub of the matter and present the arguments so that the other party had to agree.

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Communication was always clear and responses were prompt.

Mrs. C. R.

5.0
2016-02-11T14:59:34+01:00

Mrs. C. R.

Communication was always clear and responses were prompt.

General Testimonial 23

Everything was done in a friendly and professional manner and gave piece of mind.

G. Hayward

5.0
2016-02-11T14:58:54+01:00

G. Hayward

Everything was done in a friendly and professional manner and gave piece of mind.

General Testimonial 22

Very quick and I felt at ease with everything.

B. Wyer

5.0
2016-02-11T14:58:23+01:00

B. Wyer

Very quick and I felt at ease with everything.

General Testimonial 21

You were very professional, yet friendly and didn't rush me. You explained things as we went along.

E. Bugg

5.0
2016-02-11T14:57:38+01:00

E. Bugg

You were very professional, yet friendly and didn't rush me. You explained things as we went along.

General Testimonial 20

Friendly and down to earth.

A. P. Rothwell

4.0
2016-02-11T14:56:57+01:00

A. P. Rothwell

Friendly and down to earth.

General Testimonial 19

You took the time to make me feel at ease. You were very straight forward and helpful.

R. B. Taylor

5.0
2016-02-11T14:56:26+01:00

R. B. Taylor

You took the time to make me feel at ease. You were very straight forward and helpful.

General Testimonial 18

I would highly recommend you. Very efficient and you made everything very easy to understand.

Mr & Mrs Dawes

5.0
2016-02-11T14:55:33+01:00

Mr & Mrs Dawes

I would highly recommend you. Very efficient and you made everything very easy to understand.

General Testimonial 17

Everything is fully explained and easy to understand.

A. L. Glover

5.0
2016-02-11T14:54:46+01:00

A. L. Glover

Everything is fully explained and easy to understand.

General Testimonial 16

Clear and understandable advice, professional approach and simple communication.

J. Gunter

5.0
2016-02-11T14:54:19+01:00

J. Gunter

Clear and understandable advice, professional approach and simple communication.

General Testimonial 15

Excellent legal service with straight and honest advice.

D. Sims

5.0
2016-02-11T14:53:39+01:00

D. Sims

Excellent legal service with straight and honest advice.

General Testimonial 14

You answered our questions and advised us in the most professional and caring way.

J. Webster

5.0
2016-02-11T14:52:34+01:00

J. Webster

You answered our questions and advised us in the most professional and caring way.

General Testimonial 13

A very efficient service, you went through each stage very well.

J. Greensheilds

5.0
2016-02-11T14:52:00+01:00

J. Greensheilds

A very efficient service, you went through each stage very well.

General Testimonial 12

Good advice and a friendly service.

P. A. Bell

5.0
2016-02-11T14:51:22+01:00

P. A. Bell

Good advice and a friendly service.

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You get things done quickly and and use plain language.

D. J. B. Mills

4.0
2016-02-11T14:49:31+01:00

D. J. B. Mills

You get things done quickly and and use plain language.

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Very happy from start to finish and they helped us every step of the way.

Mr J. Clarke

5.0
2016-02-05T12:47:40+01:00

Mr J. Clarke

Very happy from start to finish and they helped us every step of the way.

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Very helpful advice in a friendly manner.

Mr & Mrs W.B. Jones

5.0
2016-02-05T12:42:49+01:00

Mr & Mrs W.B. Jones

Very helpful advice in a friendly manner.

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Friendly staff, accessible offices and professional service.

Mr. Pitcher

5.0
2016-02-05T12:41:23+01:00

Mr. Pitcher

Friendly staff, accessible offices and professional service.

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Your explanations made it easy to understand. Nothing was too much trouble.

Mr & Mrs Swaby

5.0
2016-02-05T12:40:12+01:00

Mr & Mrs Swaby

Your explanations made it easy to understand. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Nice to have things sorted with no fuss.

Mrs S. Longdon

5.0
2016-02-05T12:36:16+01:00

Mrs S. Longdon

Nice to have things sorted with no fuss.

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You were very helpful and efficient in sorting out my affairs.

Mrs M. Pashley

4.0
2016-02-05T12:32:54+01:00

Mrs M. Pashley

You were very helpful and efficient in sorting out my affairs.

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I would recommend Curtis Parkinson! Very straight forward and uncomplicated.

Mr J. Stamper

5.0
2016-02-05T12:31:12+01:00

Mr J. Stamper

I would recommend Curtis Parkinson! Very straight forward and uncomplicated.

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Everything was explained in detail with no hesitation to explain anything you are not able to understand.

Mrs E.K. Roe

5.0
2016-02-05T12:28:39+01:00

Mrs E.K. Roe

Everything was explained in detail with no hesitation to explain anything you are not able to understand.

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You helped me do something I have put off for too long. Now I have my affairs in order and peace of mind.

Mr & Mrs Nutt

5.0
2015-10-26T10:13:00+01:00

Mr & Mrs Nutt

You helped me do something I have put off for too long. Now I have my affairs in order and peace of mind.

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You helped resolve a long standing dilemma. You made the experience painless and understandable and you dealt with things exemplary.

Mr Solanki

5.0
2015-10-26T10:12:29+01:00

Mr Solanki

You helped resolve a long standing dilemma. You made the experience painless and understandable and you dealt with things exemplary.
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