Costs Draftsman London –

Drafting and Negotiation

A Costs Draftsman, London, is a specialist legal cost consultant who can help with the recovery of costs as a result of any court case, as well as the negotiation and contesting of legal fees.

At Greener Costs, our team of costs lawyers are highly experienced in all aspects of costs law. We assist on a range of costs disputes and costs claims covering many areas of law, from large commercial disputes to clinical negligence, personal injury and other inter partes cases.

If you are in need of a skilled costs team who prioritise excellent service and client satisfaction, then please get in touch with Greener Costs today.

What Does a Costs Draftsman Do?

The role of a Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyer in London is typically centred around the detailed assessment process of costs. However, a law costs draftsman is able to work on any legal case that involves costs matters, including costs payable between the parties where the unsuccessful party pays the successful party, solicitor and client costs and legal aid where a solicitor is representing a client with public funding.

Ultimately, a costs draftsman, London, will go through all of the solicitor’s or fee earner’s files and draw up a bill to the client for the services they have used as well as the solicitor’s time. Key services include:

Preparation of Bills of Costs:

  • Drafting detailed bills of costs for assessment by the court or for negotiation between parties. These documents outline all costs incurred during litigation, including solicitors’ fees, disbursements, and other related expenses.

Costs budgeting:

  • Assisting with the preparation of costs budgets, which are required in many cases to outline projected legal costs. This includes preparing Precedent H costs budget forms and other necessary documentation for court submission.

Negotiation of costs:

  • Engaging in negotiations to settle costs disputes out of court. Law costs draftsmen work to achieve a fair settlement on behalf of their clients, which can save time and resources compared to formal court assessments.

Detailed assessment hearings:

  • Representing clients at detailed assessment hearings, where the court determines the amount of costs to be awarded. Costs draftsmen present and argue for the reasonableness of the costs claimed.

Points of Dispute and Replies:

  • Drafting points of dispute to challenge the costs claimed by the opposing party and preparing points of reply to counter those disputes. This involves a detailed analysis of the bill of costs and relevant case law.

What are the Benefits of Using a Costs Draftsman?

Costs draftsmen prepare precise and comprehensive bills of costs, minimising errors and omissions that could affect cost recovery. Their detailed analysis of costs ensures that all legitimate expenses are claimed, maximising potential recovery.

Costs Draftsmen assist in preparing and managing costs budgets, helping to control litigation expenses and prevent cost overruns. They offer strategic advice on costs management, contributing to more efficient financial planning in legal cases.

By handling the complexities of costs management, Costs Draftsmen free up solicitors to focus on core legal work, enhancing overall efficiency. Their timely preparation of costs documents helps avoid delays in the litigation process, facilitating smoother case progression.

At Greener Costs we can ensure quick turnaround agreements, which under most circumstances can be much more efficient than clients completing the work themselves in-house. Our costs draftsman offer clear and practical advice on cost-related matters, helping clients understand and navigate complex costs issues.

We can assist law firms throughout England and Wales through the use of our remote law costing services. Our clients find increased efficiency through the use of our remote service as it provides a pragmatic approach to costing, reducing the time it would take to scan and send an abundance of files.

How Greener Costs Can Assist

Our team of Costs Draftsman, London, have many years of experience surrounding costs drafting and costs negotiation. From our Bolton office in Manchester, we are able to assist clients from all backgrounds and locations in England and Wales to achieve excellent results on a range of cases, from judicial review proceedings to court of protection costs.

Greener Costs is the UK’s first net positive legal costs company, and our aim is to assist your law firm in legal costs services whilst also helping you become more carbon neutral.

If you wish to speak to a member of the team here at Greener Costs then please contact us at 01204 or use the online form on our website below.

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