Our services

Cost Budgeting

Your dedicated draftsman will ensure that they understand your individual approach to litigation to enable effective planning and ensure accuracy, whilst working to strict deadlines during the costs management process.

We offer a full costs budgeting and management service which incorporates:

  • Preparation of costs to date and projected budgets.
  • Consideration and advice on opponents’ budgets in conjunction with your own views.
  • Advocacy at any costs management stage which requires costs input by one of our Costs Lawyers.

We offer a range of cost effective payment solutions for the costs budgeting process which will enable you to manage the cost to your firm and ensure you meet your obligations under the costs management and budgeting rules.

Bill & Negotiate

Our experienced Cost Drafting Team will prepare a Bill of costs for submission to the third party within ten working days for fast track matters and fifteen working days on multi track matters up to a bill value of £100,000. Your file is then passed to our Negotiation Team who will take over conduct of the file and thereafter undertake the necessary procedures to conclude your claim for costs. Our Negotiation Team will ensure that regular updates are provided to you with regard to the progress of each case. They will also provide the necessary advice and guidance with regard to acceptance of offers from the paying party or alternative available methods to bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion.  Where we have negotiated a settlement on your behalf, if this is not paid within 21 days you agree to return the file to Elite with 7 days, we will prepare and serve appropriate applications in order to recover the costs agreed on your behalf.  Elite will charge the paying party for this service, however you will pay the fee as a disbursement.

Bill & Return

Our experienced Cost Drafting Team will prepare a Bill of costs for you within ten working days of receipt of the file and all required documentation. The Bill will be sent to you via email. In addition we will also provide all necessary documentation for service including copy vouchers and completed N252.

See some more services

What else we provide

Drafting of Part 8 Proceedings

Our Litigation Department will prepare all Part 8 Proceedings in accordance with the relevant CPR and Practice Directions applicable. The completed Proceedings will be sent to you via email for endorsement and service with all relevant documentation.

Drafting of Points of Reply

Our experienced Cost Drafting Team will prepare Points of Reply once in receipt of the paying parties Points of Dispute subject to your instructions.

Schedule & Negotiate

We will prepare a Schedule of Costs for submission to you for approval within five working days of receipt. Once approved we will commence negotiations undertaking the necessary procedures to conclude your claim for costs as quickly as possible.

Form 1 Statement of Costs

Our experienced Cost Drafting Team will prepare a Statement of Costs and return your file to you within 5 working days of receipt of your full file of papers.

What our clients say about us

I write to confirm that I am delighted with the costs service on our clinical negligence files.

As such we are now going to send some deafness and asbestos matters.

Please pass on our thanks to your team for their excellent and prompt responses.

JH, Liverpool

Many thanks for your help. I have been most impressed! All my future bills will be forwarded to your firm, you understand my way of working!

MH, Manchester

Thanks for all your hard work on this one it’s a great result on a nightmare case.

AT, Manchester

Wow, that’s quite a bit more! Thanks very much, great result.

NH, Manchester

Elite have made a noticebale difference to our profitability with an average increase of £600 per file

TD, Liverpool

Nice one. You have delivered again for me.

DT, West Yorkshire

Ryan Murphy

Managing Director

I have been involved in Legal Costs for nearly 20 years. There have been many changes throughout the Legal Industry during this time. Recovering reasonable costs has become a quagmire to say the least. The solution to this problem would be to entrust your costs recovery to Elite Law which has a wealth of experience amongst its qualified Costs Lawyers and Costs Drafting staff.

We will work closely with you to ensure that the best approach is taken to fully recoup what is rightfully owed to you. This is facilitated by the latest infrastructure, IT and GDPR compliant systems which enables us to log onto your client database and provide budget and management reporting whenever required.

Our Partners

Why choose Elite Law Cost Drafting Ltd?

Working quickly and efficiently we provide astute advice and clear insight

  • Over 15 years experience in the legal costs market
  • Latest infrastructure and IT systems
  • Very hands on service
  • Dedicated draftsman handling the case through the full lifecyle


Latest news

We Are Hiring!

We are seeking a Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyer (minimum 3 years experience) to work with both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence cases. The ability in Drafting Bills of Costs, Costs Budgets, Costs Negotiations and Points of Reply are required.  The ideal Draftsman will be able to use Costs Master and demonstrate excellent negotiation skills with tenacity […]

Costs Budgets on Assessment: The Court of Appeal View

Following the decision of Merrix -v- Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 346 (QB) in February this year, the Court of Appeal has now had the opportunity to consider the effect of case management orders on assessment proceedings. CPR 3.18 states that in any case where a costs management order has been made, […]

Assignment of CFAs: Budana -v- The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

The long‐awaited Court of Appeal Judgment in Budana ‐v‐ The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has finally been handed down. With three separate Judgments, running to a total of 119 paragraphs, it is little wonder that it took five months! The Lady and Lords reached the same conclusion; success fees following a transfer of business […]

See all our news