Costs Lawyer: The Benefits of Instructing a Costs Lawyer


Costs lawyers are specialised and regulated legal professionals who focus on the management and negotiation of legal costs. Their expertise lies in the detailed and complex area of legal cost assessment, often referred to as “costs law.” This branch of law ensures that legal fees are fair and reasonable, addressing the interests of both clients and legal practitioners.

Costs lawyers play a critical role in litigation, where the allocation and recovery of costs can significantly impact the financial outcome for the involved parties.

At Greener Costs our team of costs lawyers and costs draftsman are highly skilled and have worked on a range of costs cases covering many areas of law, from commercial disputes, personal injury clinical negligence and court of protection cases to solicitor and client costs disputes. We can also assist when it comes to legal aid (public funding) costs.

What does a costs lawyer do?

Costs lawyers are most utilised by law firms and solicitors to oversee all elements of legal costs that have been incurred during a case, although they are also often instructed by members of the public or private entities (litigants in persons).

Regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board (CLSB) under the Legal Services Act 2007, Costs Lawyers possess extensive legal knowledge surrounding the financial side of cases in litigation.

Our costs lawyers are also members of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) and possess costs lawyer qualifications, further emphasising their commitment to upholding industry standards and continuing professional development. It is also worth noting that all Costs Lawyers in England and Wales are required to carry Professional Indemnity Insurance.

The experienced costs lawyers and legal costs professionals 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.

Legal services that our costs lawyers offer

At Greener Costs our costs professionals are able to provide a range of services, including the following:

  • Drafting detailed bills of costs and costs budgets
  • Fixed recoverable costs claims
  • Negotiating costs
  • Conditional fee agreements inspection and advice

Our qualified costs lawyers at Greener Costs can assist from the very outset of a case, from the drafting and preparation of retainers and CFAs, working to ensure they are successfully completed and that all fees are calculated correctly. This helps to avoid any costs disputes and achieve the settlement of a case by drafting points of dispute and bills of costs.

To find out more about how Greener Costs can help you, please get in touch today to discover the full range of our costs services.

How can Greener Costs help you?

Here at Greener Costs, our team of Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftsmen possess many years of experience specialising in the laws surrounding legal costing and negotiations. We are able to assist clients on a variety of cases, no matter whether you are the paying party or receiving party.

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. Due to this, we can ensure quick turnaround agreements, which under most circumstances can be much more efficient than clients completing the work themselves in-house.

At Greener Costs, we are actively doing everything we can to ensure our business benefits the environment. We are doing this through carbon offsetting of our staff, becoming completely paperless and carbon offsetting through each instruction.

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

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