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LAW COSTS DRAFTING

AND NEGOTIATION SERVICES

Bill Of Costs

Anyone can count letters. However, your bill of costs will be prepared by an experienced Costs Lawyer. In every bill of costs we prepare we will strive to justify the work you have done, and wish to be paid for. You can expect quality, accuracy and a high level of detail. This detail is especially important on Provisional Assessment as the bill of costs may be the best opportunity to justify your work.

In addition to the bill of costs you will be provided with all the documents you need to serve the bill of costs, including where applicable an annotated Assessment bundle, a Notice of Commencement and Statements of Reasons. This means your time is saved to do other things, and time is money.

It doesn’t stop there. In inter partes claims the Costs Lawyer who prepares the bill of costs will provide a preliminary assessment of what we anticipate would be recovered on Detailed Assessment. This can be a useful guide when an offer of settlement arrives, again saving you time and money.

We have a broad range of experience in preparing detailed bills for all types of contentious and non-contentious matters. Recent examples include:

  • Clinical negligence claims, with costs totaling over £500,000
  • Commercial litigation, including Petitions for Unfair Prejudice under the Companies Act 2006 and disputes over entertainment royalties
  • Financial mis-selling
  • Personal injury claims of all types
  • Industrial disease, including noise induced hearing loss and mesothelioma
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Professional negligence
  • Property and business disputes
  • Court of Protection cases
  • Legal Aid, civil and family

Turnaround time is important. We are conscious of your cash flow and fee earner /departmental targets. Every effort will be made to accommodate urgent requests.

In addition to bills of costs, we are happy to prepare schedules of costs, estimates and breakdowns.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Client Testimonial

“We have always found West Lakes Legal to be efficient, professional and extremely helpful.”

Partner, Cumbria.