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Bills of Costs

bills of costsOur team of Costs Lawyers and Draftsmen possess extensive experience of preparing Bills of Costs for Detailed Assessment in all types of matters. We proactively seek to fully justify the costs being claimed in order to maximise the client’s costs recovery.

We will ensure that the Bill of Costs prepared accurately reflects the fee earner’s file of papers and stands up to scrutiny in the event of a Provisional or Detailed Assessment Hearing. In matters where the Court has made a Costs Management Order, we will ensure that the Bill of Costs reflects the approved or agreed Costs Budget as closely as possible.

Traditional Format Bills of Costs

Our experienced team of Costs Lawyers and Draftsmen are able to prepare Bills of Costs in all types matters including:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Industrial Disease
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Medical Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Family and Finance
  • Judicial Review
  • Court of Appeal and Privy Council
  • Supreme Court
  • Legal Aid Civil, Family and Care
  • Solicitor and Own Client
  • Court of Protection
  • Applications for Security for Costs, Costs Capping Applications and Summary Assessment of Costs

Electronic Bills of Costs

The 92nd update to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) has implemented one of the most significant and revolutionary changes in the legal costs field, namely the electronic Bill of Costs. This has been a mandatory requirement in the SCCO and County Courts from 6 April 2018.

The requirement for an electronic Bill of Costs is applicable to all Part 7 multi-track claims except where proceedings are subject to fixed costs or scale costs, cases where the receiving party is a Litigant in Person or circumstances where the Court has ordered otherwise.

Our team have extensive experience of preparing Bills in fully electronic format or “hybrid” Bills for cases that fall within the pre and post 6 April transitional period.

Urgent Preparation of Bills of Costs

There can be numerous reasons which lead to urgency as far as Bill preparation is concerned; Court deadlines, time for commencement of Detailed Assessment proceedings, imminent hearings, Directions Questionnaires or Listing Questionnaires.

Whatever your circumstances we have an extensive team of legal costs experts experienced in the preparation of all types of Bills of Costs. Whether you require our Costs Lawyers to work in your premises or whether the files can be sent to our offices we are able to respond to your request for urgent assistance.

Notwithstanding the urgency of the matter, you will still receive the same high level of attention to detail and standard of presentation.

For your convenience we will also complete the forms required to commence the assessment proceedings.

How Our Legal Costs Experts Can Help

Our team of highly experienced Costs Lawyers and Draftsmen are well versed in the preparation of Bills of Costs, both in traditional format and Precedent S format, in all types of matters. Whether you require a Bill prepared for a modest family law matter or a high value and complex clinical negligence claim, our team of legal experts are able to assist.

All initial enquiries are completely free of charge, so please do not hesitate to call us. We will provide you with a price quotation and a choice of funding methods so get in touch today to speak to one of our legal costs experts.

Make a Free Enquiry

Call 0800 086 2929, email, or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion and let us explain your legal rights and options.

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Vanessa Brown

Deputy Head of Department
& Costs Lawyer
Legal Costs

Vanessa has a wealth of experience across a broad range of costs work; both complex and routine. She undertakes preparation of Bills of Costs (both traditional and electronic), Costs Budgets and Replies to Points of Dispute.

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