Costs Lawyer: The Benefits of Instructing a Costs Lawyer


Under English law, a qualified Costs Lawyer is a skilled and fully regulated legal professional who specialises in the practice of legal costs. Costs Lawyers are authorised to carry out certain activities that a Costs Draftsman is not. A costs lawyer will possess a practising certification which enables them to appear in court, swear under oath and undertake costs litigation proceedings. As such, a Costs Lawyer is similar to a Solicitor or Legal Executive; however, they specialise only in the legal costs that come with cases.


What is a Costs Lawyer?

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

Regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board (CLSB), Costs Lawyers possess extensive legal knowledge surrounding the financial side of cases and litigation, and are highly regarded within the legal profession. Many Costs Lawyers are also members of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL), further emphasising their commitment to upholding industry standards and continuing professional development.

To become and maintain status of a qualified Costs Lawyer, one must complete an in-depth training course and continue to follow the Costs Lawyer Code of Conduct. Keeping up to date with the latest news, guidelines and restrictions in the industry ensures Costs Lawyers are well-equipped to handle a range of cases and can provide the most relevant expertise and advice to their clients regarding all types of legal costs. It is also worth noting that all Costs Lawyers in England and Wales are required to carry Professional Indemnity Insurance.

At Greener Costs our team of Costs Lawyers and Law Costs Draftsmen 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 as well as solicitor and client costs disputes. We can also assist when it comes to Legal Aid Costs.

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. If you are in need of a skilled costs team or costing service, then please get in touch with Greener Costs today.


Legal Services our Costs Lawyers offer

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

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

 Our qualified and regulated costs professionals 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 compliant and that all fees are calculated correctly, avoiding any costs disputes, through to the settlement of a case by drafting points of dispute and bills of costs.

To find out more about how we at Greener Costs can help you, please get in touch today to discover the full breadth 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 and are able to assist clients from a range of background on a variety of cases, 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, reducing the time it would take to scan and send an abundance of files. 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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