Bankruptcy Petition Lawyers


A Bankruptcy Petition can be a step in the debt resolution process when an individual has been issued with a Draft Petition that they have not responded to.

Our work for you will include:

  • Presenting the Petition to Court
  • Advertising the Petition
  • Attending Court
  • Liaising with all potential creditors
  • Obtaining the Court Order and its administration

You will get legal representation in any discussions, which are likely to lead to their more favourable conclusion from your prospective. You will also get proper legal representation in any legal processes required, meaning errors are less likely and a favourable outcome (including the possibility of the recovery of legal costs) more likely.

How long will it take?

We would expect to draft a petition and submit it to Court for issue within a week of taking your instructions.  The Court normally only takes a few days to list the petition hearing and to return the issued petition for service.  We have to arrange personal service, which usually takes around a week.  The actual petition hearing date – when the petition may be granted – could be several weeks or months after the petition is issued.

Money Matters

Your supplier is SRA-regulated Mounteney Solicitors, that charges VAT some customers may be able to reclaim

Our work will be charged at a fixed fee of £1100 + VAT = £1320.

This does not include a £990 Official Receiver’s deposit plus £280 Court application fee (both are VAT free).

In many circumstances, the Petition Deposit may be refundable/recoverable.

If the matter does not settle, and/or a Court hearing occurs, then, the normal rule the Court applies is that the “loser pays the winner’s legal costs” – meaning if you succeed at least some of your legal costs may (and normally would) be recoverable from your opponents.

It is worth bearing in mind that:

  • Any actual recovery may not cover your outlay on legal costs even if you succeed
  • Your opponent may be ordered to make a payment, but may fail to do so. That will leave you to consider enforcement action, which we will advise on if necessary
  • Your opponent may appeal any outcome
  • If you fail to succeed it is possible that some of your opponent’s legal costs may (and normally would) be payable by you
  • You still have to pay us regardless of whether or not you succeed

If you fail to succeed or otherwise (depending on how the circumstances actually turn out), then further work may ensue. Any such work is not included in the fixed retainer, although you may ask us to do such work for you on the terms (and costs) which will be outlined in your engagement with us.

There is more about our fees on our website here

If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.