Costs Draftsman Services: How Greener Costs Can Help
A Costs Draftsman is a specialist legal professional who is qualified to assist in the recovery of costs following any legal case, as well as the negotiation and disputing of legal costs.
At Greener Costs our Costs Draftsmen are highly experienced and have worked on a range of costs cases covering many areas of law, from commercial disputes, personal injury and medical negligence to industrial disease, judicial reviews and court of protection cases. We can also assist when it comes to Legal Aid Costs.
The experienced Costs Draftsmen on our team possess many years of experience and knowledge of legal matters and are well-equipped to deal with Costs Negotiations, CPR 45 Fixed Recoverable Costs Claims and Bills of Costs. If you are in need of a skilled costs team or costing service, then please get in touch with Greener Costs today.
What Does a Costs Draftsman Do?
A law Costs Draftsman is a specialist legal professional who concentrates and is responsible for settling the legal costs involved with a case. The role of a Costs Draftsperson or Costs Lawyer is the only role in the legal industry that solely focuses on claims for costs, meaning they have significant expertise and skill in their niche area.
The role of a Costs Draftsman is typically centred around the process of the detailed assessment of costs. However, a law costs draftsman is able to work on any legal case that involves costs, including costs payable between the parties where the unsuccessful party pays the successful party, solicitor and client costs which is the amount that is owed for the solicitor’s services, and legal aid where a solicitor is representing a client with public funding.
Ultimately, Costs Draftspersons 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. They do this through the preparation of Costs Budgets (Precedent H), Statements of Costs (N260) and detailed bills of costs.
Our Costs Draftsmen at Greener Costs can assist from the very outset of a case, from the drafting and preparation of retainers of Conditional Fee Agreements, working to ensure they are compliant and that all fees are calculated correctly, avoiding any costs disputes. Our team are also experienced in preparing Precedent H Costs Budgets to maximise your costs recovery if your claim is successful, as well as preparing a Precedent R to correctly negotiate a costs budget and a Precedent T to assist in amending a budget.
Our team of Costs Draftspersons can confidently assess your Bill of Costs, providing both points of dispute and points of reply, advising you all the way through the process on the risks and benefits of any offers you receive.
What are the Benefits of Using a Costs Draftsman?
There are many benefits of utilising law costs draftsmen. From our extensive experience in dealing with a range of legal costs, we can ensure you maximise your costs recovery and we will oversee that all documents are accurate to avoid any confusion or repercussions.
In-house teams of Costs Draftsmen can be extremely expensive and can also limit the analysis of profit recoveries due to the lack of external data to process. the expenses involved in instructing an external expert Costs Draftsperson are usually significantly lower; and therefore ,the most sensible option on all accounts.
It is also important to mention that many solicitors in law firms are far too preoccupied with other duties to spend the appropriate amount of time needed looking at and analysing their legal costs. It is therefore highly appreciated when external expert Costs Draftsmen are able to reduce some of the stress and pressure from such solicitors so they can focus their efforts elsewhere, maximising time and efficiency.
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.
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 Draftsmen and Cost Lawyers have many years of experience surrounding costs drafting and negotiation. We are able to assist clients from all backgrounds on a range of cases, whether you are the paying party of receiving party. We can help your case from the start of your dispute and can see it through all the way to preparing costs for assessment and representation at detailed assessment hearings and high court cases.
With our extensive knowledge and highly skilled team of Costs Draftsmen, we can provide law costing services to clients throughout England and Wales. We are also proud to be represented on Your Legal Advisor’s panel of costs experts.
Greener Costs is the UK’s first net positive legal costs company, and our aim is to assist your law farm in costs services whilst also helping you become more carbon neutral. Our operations are fully paperless, and we commit to planting 25 trees per instruction. At the end of the year, we will send you a report detailing how much of your emissions have been offset by instructing our team.
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