We fight hard in your corner with an eye to getting you back to what you really want to be doing- running your business and living your life.

For an overview of costs in issuing a Court claim, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Shareholder and partnership disputes

Contract disputes between manufactures, suppliers and distributors

Debt recovery

Insolvency proceedings

Consumer disputes

Intellectual property disputes

Landlord and tenant disputes including dilapidations and possession

Employment disputes

Support family solicitors in divorce proceedings on the corporate aspects

Contentious probate and trust/beneficiary disputes

Whatever else you might need

Vanessa founded the firm with the clear objective of keeping her clients away from expensive and messy disputes by putting in place the right agreements. With a strong background in litigation, she has seen it hit the fan in just about any imaginable circumstance. She has always been comfortable asking the tough questions, spotting gaps and pitfalls and building contracts designed to prevent problems. Unlike most commercial solicitors who have never seen their work pulled apart by the opposition or judge, Vanessa drafts with this very much in mind.

However, with the best will in the world, it’s just not possible for everyone to steer away from legal disputes. With diverse clients in construction, tech, engineering, finance and more, arguments happen and sometimes people just don’t pay.

Tiger Law can help to negotiate settlements in the background, take over for you and fight in your corner all the way to the High Court but always properly advising you on the merits and risks. As Vanessa has always said, “how much do you want to spend on being right?” – we will never encourage our clients to throw good money after bad nor prolong a dispute. No matter how bitter the pill, if we can bring about an early resolution and save you money, then this is what we will quite firmly advise you.

We work with mediators in a number of fields and will be able to refer matters to specialists where we think a mediated outcome is going to work best for you.
We have low cost debt recovery solutions for those painful smaller debts where the winner doesn’t recover legal costs all the way through to high value, High Court actions. With strong relationships with superb barristers who gladly support us and our clients, we have a very robust and realistic approach. One of our favourite barristers has remarked that working with us puts him on the side of angels because we pick the right fights for the right people.

What we don’t do is give you umpteen options in impenetrable language and leave you to decide “what next?!” 

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    Costs for 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.

    Instruction Court fee Our fee (excluding VAT)

    VAT

    (20%)

    Pre-action letter for debts under £10,000   £295 – £590 £59-£118
    Issuing a Claim for under £10,000 £35 – £455 £590 – £885 £118-£177
    Sending a pre-action letter for debts of £10,000 – £100,000   £590 – £1,180 £118- £236
    Issuing a claim for £10,000 – £100,000 5% of the claimed amount £590 – £1,180 £118 – £236

    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.

    The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

    Our fee includes:

    1. Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
    2. Undertaking appropriate searches
    3. Sending a letter before action
    4. Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
    5. Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
    6. When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
    7. If payment is not received within 28 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

    Matters usually take 3 – 18 months 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, and the Court’s timetable. 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.

    As litigation has lots of twists and turns, we are unable to provide fixed fees for the majority of work in this department, and find it much more cost-efficient for the client to charge by hourly rate, however, the table above gives a general idea of fees when we are instructed to commence debt recovery. When we do charge by hourly rate, we never round up, and we don’t use the usual “6-minute” units of time. You will only be charged for actual time spent.

    Issuing proceedings is the first step only so we would of course set this out in full with you including what you should expect all the way up to trial.

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