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Civil Law Disputes Dealt with in Coventry and Rugby

Whether you need assistance with a building dispute or commercial debt recovery, you can rely on Kundert Solicitors for a personal service and civil litigation at competitive prices. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable civil litigation solicitor can help with a wide range of civil law matters, from debt recovery to inheritance claims.

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We know that the cost of litigation can be a major concern for clients. Due to our extensive experience, we will ensure you are advised every step of the way.

Our firm is based in Coventry and services Rugby and Bell Green.

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Coventry Office
Neenu Puri
Admitted 2012 76227741

We Help with an Array of
Civil Litigation Matters

Kundert Solicitors is based in Coventry, servicing Rugby. We are dedicated to providing personalised and pragmatic legal advice to assist you with your dispute. By meeting with our solicitors face to face, you can engage in alternative resolution methods or receive advise on the best way forward. Our specialist civil litigator can help with an array of matters, including:

  • Insolvency
  • Commercial debt recovery
  • Personal debt recovery
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Inheritance Act claims

Assistance with
Property Litigation

We are also experienced in dealing with property litigation, including:

  • Building disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Possession proceedings
  • Landlord and tenant disputes

Need help with property law? Our team offers assistance with both commercial and residential conveyancing.

Civil Litigation Debt Recovery Costs

Due to the complexity of disputes that can arise, it is not always possible to give an exact estimate of costs and fixed costs. We will always aim to give you the best possible costs information from the start, and throughout the case.

Our charges will usually be based on an hourly rate, which are currently as follows:
Neenu Puri (Litigation Solicitor) hourly rate of £225 plus VAT.

Please Note:

  • All Solicitors’ Fees are subject to VAT
  • All Agent / Counsel / Sheriff and Land Registry Fees are subject to VAT
  • Court Fees are exempt from VAT
  • VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated.

Stages of Debt Recovery

Stage 1 – Pre-Action
Court action should be the last resort. Our pre-legal approach has great results. If this isn’t successful, we will take legal action through the courts.

The first stage in the process is to issue a ‘Letter Before Action’ which gives the debtor a set deadline to pay the money owed before you follow a legal procedure. In many cases the debt is paid and the matter concluded.

Stage 2 – Issuing Proceedings
If the Letter Before Action fails to resolve your issue, and you still haven’t been paid, the next step is to issue a Claim. We will prepare the Claim Form, Evidence Pack and Particulars of Claim on your behalf and submit these to the court. In some instances we can offer a fixed fee for this stage, whilst an hourly rate charge would apply if the matter proceeds to Court.

Estimated Costs
Small Claims Track: £2,000 to £10,000 (plus VAT and disbursements)
Fast Track: £10,000 to £15,000 (plus VAT and disbursements)
Multitrack: £15,000 plus (plus VAT and disbursements)

Court Fee for the issue of the Claim*

Claim Value Court Fee
(paper form)
Online Claim Fee
Up to £300 £35 £25
£300.01 to £500 £50 £35
£500.01 to £1000 £70 £60
£1000.01 to £1,500 £80 £70
£1,500.01 to £3,000 £115 £105
£3,000.01  to £5,000 £205 £185
£5,000.01  to £10,000 £455 £410
£10,000.01  to £100,000 5 % of claim 4.5% of claim

*the above fees are subject to change from time to time.

Stage 3 – Enforcement
If your debt is not paid once judgment is granted, there are various enforcement options available. We will advise on the appropriate enforcement action and costs depending on the size of your debt:

  • Warrant of Control – This authorises the County Court Bailiff (in the absence of payment) to attend the Debtor’s premises for the purpose of recovering the debt or if necessary
    removing goods for sale at auction.
  • Writ of Control – For debts over £600 this authorises the High Court Enforcement Officer to send out a 7 day compliance letter warning the Debtor that in the absence of payment they will be attending the Debtor’s premises for the purpose of recovering the debt or, if necessary, removing goods for sale at auction.
  • Charging Order – An Order placed on the Debtor’s property against which the debt becomes secured.
  • Third Party Debt Order – An Application is made to the Court to Order a Third Party to pay the Claimant. This Third Party can be a Debtor of the Defendant and / or the bank where the Defendant holds an account.
  • Attachment of Earnings Order – An Order to the Defendant’s employer to deduct the amount from the Defendant’s wages for payment of the debt.
  • Application for Debtor to Attend Court for Questioning – Used for the purpose of formally examining the Debtor as to their assets/liabilities.
  • Statutory Demand – A 21 day Demand Notice served personally on the Debtor for Claims over £5,000 for individuals, or debt value of £750 on Limited Companies. In the absence of satisfaction either a Bankruptcy Petition or Winding Up Petition can be applied for.
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings – The procedure of filing a Petition to declare individuals bankrupt for the purpose of identifying the Debtor’s assets where the Claim is over £5,000.
  • Winding Up Petition/Liquidation – The procedure of applying to liquidate the Debtor Company for distribution of assets where the Claim is over £750.


This it’s almost impossible to answer. Generally, from issue the following timescales would apply:

Small Claims: 6 – 8 months

Fast Track: 8 – 12 months

Multi Track: 12 – 18 months

If you need legal assistance with civil litigation, book an appointment with one of our experts today on 024 76227741
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