Moving Forward Together

Contact us first for a FREE INITIAL INTERVIEW to confirm costs with NO OBLIGATION.

Debt Claims

We advise potential clients to contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate of costs and timescales in relation to any matter. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more detailed information.

However, for general information about the collection and distribution of money, property and other assets belonging to a person following their death, where these are within the UK and the matters are not contested;


Debt recovery up to the value of £100,000;

  • We charge £500 + VAT on average for this work if it remains uncontested.
  • We charge £1,800 + VAT on average if the matter is contested.
  • This estimate is just an average price based on recent instructions; the actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors which we will discuss with you if you decide to instruct us.
  • The charge is based on our average hourly charging-rate of £250 per hour, which will vary.
  • There may be other costs on top. These are fees and charges we will need to pay on your behalf as part of the process, such as Court fees, counsel’s fees and enforcement process fees.

They are likely to be £600 in total, + VAT where relevant.

  • In normal cases the expectation will be that the debtor will pay the majority of these costs. However, this may not be possible and if not, you will remain liable for our costs and charges. VAT in particular is not recoverable.

Our people involved in doing the work will include:

Mr Colin Burdett – Partner

Forward House

Silver Street



EX13 5AJ

01297 32206

We understand the commercial imperative involved in dealing with unpaid debts. The work we will carry out will involve:

  • Ascertaining the position re: the debt.
  • Taking instructions and reviewing documentation.
  • Liaison with your debtor and others in an effort to resolve matters.
  • If necessary, filing documentation at Court.
  • Applying for judgment in default.
  • Requesting funds from the defendant.
  • Representation at any hearing.
  • Consequent attendance to ensure the debt is duly paid including advice on any enforcement action.
  • How long matters take will depend on a number of factors but in simple cases, the matter should be concluded within 3 – 4 weeks. If enforcement action is required this will lengthen the process.
  • Obviously, our fees do not include any external costs and charges that may be incurred as part of the process (e.g. damages, fines, penalties or other liabilities). You will incur further costs if the sum is not paid and enforcement action is required. You will also be responsible for these items.

Complaints Procedure

We aim to offer all clients a friendly and efficient service.   If, however, any difficulty should arise, including a complaint about the firm’s bill, in the first instance please discuss the issue with the fee earner concerned.   If the matter is not resolved, you should raise the matter with our Complaints Partner, Colin Burdett of the Axminster Office – telephone 01297 32206, unless he is the subject of your complaint, in which case please contact William Bennett on Chard telephone 01460 61000.

Should a complaint arise we will inform you of our complaints procedure (which is otherwise available on request) and your right to refer the matter to the Legal Ombudsman at the conclusion of our complaints process.

Our Services

Here at Milford & Dormor we offer a wide range of services, click on the links below to see more information about the services we offer: