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General

Letters of demand

Preparation and service by prepaid post (or fax or email if instructed) of 7 day letter of demand (standard or drafted to your specifications as necessary)

Cost: $55.00


Litigation in NSW (Local Court) jurisdiction for debts of $0 – $100,000.00

Summons to judgement – Small Claims division ($0 – $10,000.00) Includes the preparation, filing and service of your summons (Statement of claim) and subsequent attendance to the filing of judgement.

Debt size > $0 – $1,000

Includes recoverable court filing fee on summons of $198.00, recoverable service fee of $66.00 and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $401.28

Cost: $665.28

Debt size > $1,000 – $5,000

Includes recoverable court filing fee on summons of $198.00, recoverable service fee of $66.00 and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $601.92

Cost: $865.92

Debt size > $5,000 – $10,000

Includes recoverable court filing fee on summons of $198.00, recoverable service fee of $66.00 and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $802.56

Cost: $1,066.56

Summons to judgement – General division ($10,000 – $100,000.00) Includes the preparation, filing and service of your summons (Statement of claim) and subsequent attendance to the filing of judgement.

Debt size > $10,000 – $20,000

Includes recoverable court filing fee on summons of $488.00, recoverable service fee of $66.00 and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $802.56

Cost: $1,356.56

Debt size > $20,000 – $100,000

Includes recoverable court filing fee on summons of $488.00, recoverable service fee of $66.00 and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $1,003.20

Cost: $1,557.20

Where it is more convenient, we can invoice you separately for the Solicitors Professional costs applicable at each of the stages of preparing the Summons (Statement of Claim) and subsequently the Notice of Motion for Judgment to be filed. That means the combined Solicitors Professional costs for the Statement of Claim and Judgment as quoted above, can be split as set out in the below table.

Summary of recoverable scale Local Court Solicitors Professional costs applicable to the preparation of Statements of Claim and Judgment

Scale Summons Judgement (Combined
total of summons & judgement costs)
$ 0.00 – $ 1,000.00 $277.20 $401.28
$ 1,000.00 – $ 5,000.00 $415.80 $601.92
$ 5,000.00 – $ 20,000.00 $554.40 $802.56
$ 20,000.00 – $ 100,000.00 $693.00 $1,003.20

Post judgement recovery ($0 – $100,000.00)

Garnishee Order
  • Preparation and filing of garnishee order – $70.00
  • Court filing fee – $0.00
  • Recoverable service fee (where applicable) – $66.00

The above preparation fee for Garnishee Orders is not recoverable. Solicitors Costs do not apply to Garnishee Orders.

Examination Notice
  • Preparation and filing of examination notice (After service, debtor has 28 days to respond before examination order can be issued) – $70.00
  • Court filing fee – $0.00
  • Recoverable service fee (where applicable) – $66.00
Examination Order

Preparation, filing and service of Examination Order. includes recoverable court filing fee of $198.00, recoverable service fee of $66.00 and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $411.40

Cost: $675.40

Writ for the Levy of Property

Preparation, filing and service of Writ for the Levy of Property.Includes recoverable court filing fee of **$84.00 per Sheriffs attendance and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $278.30

Cost: $362.30

**  NOTE: The Sheriff requires an additional fee of $84.00 for the second and subsequent attendances at the debtor’s  property for the seizure (or attempted seizure) of goods.

Warrant of Arrest

Preparation, filing and service of Warrant of Arrest. Includes recoverable court filing fee on summons of $84.00, and recoverable solicitors professional costs of $218.90

Cost: $302.90

Preparation and filing of simple post Judgment documents

Simple documents such as request for a Certified Copy of Judgment or Certified Copy of Writ (for lodgement against the title to the debtor€™s real estate and subsequent sale via the Sheriff) carry a preparation fee of $50.00 and a Court recoverable filing fee of $60.00 and $26.00 respectively. No Solicitors Costs apply to these actions.

Summary of recoverable scale Local Court Solicitors Professional costs on Examination Order, Writ for the Levy of Property and Warrant of Arrest

Scale Writ Examination Order Warrant Of Arrest
$ 0 – $ 100000.00 $278.30 $411.40 $218.90

Additional Services

Telephone and Letters

Where we are instructed to attend upon telephone enquiries on your behalf, or prepare and forward letters to employers, solicitors or other parties, a general basic fee of $20.00 and $30.00 respectively will apply. Lengthy telephone attendances or complex letters will carry a proportionally higher fee.

Service of Documents

Service of Documents in country areas or interstate carries a surcharge dependant upon accessibility of location and number of attempts in isolated areas. As a guide, country NSW is around $90.00 and interstate service is $90.00-$100.00 in total. Where the urgent same day service of a document is required, a fee of twice the standard and relevant area rate will apply. Our agents service the Sydney suburbs of Heathcote in the south to Berowra in the north, out to the suburbs of Campbelltown and to the base of the Blue Mountains, for the standard fee $66.00. Beyond these limits such as out to Appin, The Oaks, the Blue Mountains, Windsor and Dural, a general surcharge of $20.00-$30.00 will apply to service of documents.

Alternative Address

Where the debtor has vacated the supplied address and service is effected at a subsequent address or on a second defendant at a different address, an additional standard area service fee is applicable.

NOTE: The Solicitors Professional fees and Court recoverable service fees as set out above, are inclusive of GST. The Debtor is liable to pay these GST inclusive fees in full. NSW Court filing fees do not carry GST. All other costs as set out above, are quoted exclusive of GST.

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