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Defending costs claims

Our costs team has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of costs disputes. We are specialists both in disputing costs being claimed. Our client base ranges from individual clients, solicitors, insurers and government departments.

Sector experience

  • Personal injury and clinical negligence
  • Housing disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Immigration
  • General civil litigation
  • Family proceedings
  • Public law
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Court of Protection
  • Judicial review
  • Appeals
  • Tribunal costs

Who we act for


As Solicitors ourselves we know what you need in terms of information and advice to represent your own clients, provide instructions and understand the likely costs to be paid. We provide clear and focused advice always with an eye on commercial drivers. We can take the often onerous work of dealing with costs from you. 


We have a strong background in representing insurers both in terms of dealing with non-panel firm costs claims or defending costs claims generally. We are able to deal with high volume costs matters or individual instruction.

Government departments

We have considerable experience of acting for government departments We understand the drivers for government departments and the processes and we are able to cater our systems to align with them.

Individual clients

We can assist you with disputing your solicitor’s bill and can advise and deal with the process for you from start to finish.  


  • Points of dispute
  • Costs negotiations
  • Negotiation
  • Dealing with the full assessment process to include negotiation
  • General advice
  • Attending assessment hearings
  • Attending other costs hearings
  • Costs budgeting and ancillary negotiations
  • Costs budgeting/management Hearings 
  • Enforcement of costs orders

If you would like to discuss how our legal costs draftsman team can help you don't hesitate to contact our experienced specialists on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.


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