Our team of experienced legal costs experts are regularly instructed in relation to solicitor and client costs disputes.
We have extensive experience of Detailed Assessments and litigation arising from the Solicitors Act 1974, and its application in Part 46 of the Civil Procedure Rules. We can provide detailed breakdowns of bills, advise on the enforceability of solicitor and client retainers and undertake negotiations on your behalf.
Whether you require advice on compliance issues under the Solicitors Code of Conduct or preparing interim/final invoicing on behalf of the solicitor to the client, our experienced team of legal costs experts can assist.
Our Solicitor And Client Costs Services
Our range of services relating to solicitor and client costs disputes include:
Preparing interim and final breakdowns of costs
Providing advice on the validity and enforceability of retainers
Preparing gross sum bills
Inspecting contested files and advising in relation to the reasonableness of the time spent
Preparing breakdowns in support of bills for Detailed Assessment under the Solicitors Act 1974
Attending Directions Hearings
Attending Detailed Assessment Hearings
Preparing Points of Dispute or Replies to Points of Dispute
Engaging in negotiations and preparing advice
Solicitor And Client Costs – How We Can Help
When disputes arise between a client and their Solicitor, the matter can often become highly contentious and acrimonious.
Our team of legal costs experts are experienced in dealing with such matters, either negotiating an amicable agreement between the parties or providing representation in Solicitors Act proceedings. Whichever approach is required, we maintain a focus on resolving the issues in dispute in the most economic and efficient manner.
We can deal with the entirety of the Detailed Assessment process in solicitor and client costs disputes, including the hearing itself, thereby removing the burden from you.
“I have instructed John on a number of occasions over many years. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and very user-friendly. I always have no hesitation in recommending John for anyone needing a Costs Lawyer.”
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