We believe our approach to legal costs is different. We focus on much more than just the drafting of a bill and negotiating a settlement. We look at the file based on the whole case life cycle. We provide quality and excellence as standard and have the capacity and expertise to deal with urgent cases at short notice.
Schedule and 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.
Bill and Negotiate
We will prepare a Bill of Costs for submission to the third party within ten working days. We will negotiate the best possible offer before we seek your instructions with a view to settlement. The necessary advice and strategic guidance will be given in relation to making the best possible CPR Part 36 offer. Regular updates are provided to you with regard to the progress of each case which can be provided on a daily or weekly basis, whichever is required to bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion.
Bill and Return
We will prepare a Bill of Costs for you within ten working days of receipt of the full 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.
Form 1 Statement of Costs
We will prepare a Statement of Costs and return your file to you within ten working days of receipt of your full file of papers.
Points of Reply
We will prepare points of reply after we have mutually agreed this is the best way forward. These will be completed within 10 working days provided we have all the information required.
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