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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. A breach of contract claim would be made in the sheriff court and an action over £5000 would be heard under ordinary procedure. That procedure is not user friendly and you will be looking at using a solicitor. Civil court actions are charged on a time basis and different solicitors have different rates. Expect to pay £180 plus VAT per hour at least. To get the action up and running and served on the defender allow £1000 and probably the same monthly until the action is concluded. That is a broad estimate and reminder you can negotiate fees with your solicitor at the beginning. Happy to discuss further and I hope that helps you. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for helping you today.