Legal Costs Draftsman – How can we assist?
What is a legal costs draftsman?
A legal costs draftsman is a professional who specialises in dealing with costs for clients in legal proceedings. A law costs draftsman and costs lawyers use their expertise to calculate costs recovery making sure they are accurate and reasonable, whilst complying with relevant laws and regulations. Costs draftsmen can also negotiate costs on behalf of clients with opposing parties, and attend court to provide evidence and advice on legal costs.
Our Team at Greener Costs are highly experienced in law costing and have assisted clients on a variety of costs claims covering many areas of the law, from large commercial litigation cases to smaller personal injury claims such as clinical negligence and industrial disease claims. The expertise our team possesses ensures we can attain the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you are looking for expert legal costs services in England and Wales, then please get in touch with Greener Costs today to find out more how our costing team can help you.
What does a costs draftsman do?
Law costs draftsmen are professionals who prepare legal costs and oversee costs negotiations for clients in legal proceedings. Here are some of the specific tasks that a costs draftsman may undertake:
- Preparing bills of costs: This involves identifying all of the expenses incurred by a client in relation to a legal case, including legal fees, court fees, expert witness fees, and other expenses. The costs draftsman will then prepare a detailed bill of costs, which can be submitted to the court for assessment.
- Negotiating costs: In some cases, the costs draftsman may need to negotiate costs on behalf of the client with opposing parties. This can involve discussing the details of the costs and attempting to reach a settlement that is acceptable to both parties.
- Attending court: The costs draftsman may need to attend court to provide evidence and advice on legal costs.
- Managing costs: The costs draftsman may also be responsible for managing costs throughout the legal process. This includes monitoring expenses and ensuring that they are within the client’s budget, as well as providing advice on how to minimize costs where possible.
Overall, a costs draftsman plays an important role in ensuring that clients receive a fair settlement in legal proceedings, by accurately calculating and documenting the costs associated with a case. They require a detailed knowledge of legal principles, costs budgeting and strong negotiation and communication skills.
What are the benefits of using a legal costs draftsman?
Utilising the services of law costs draftsmen offers numerous benefits. With our extensive experience in legal cost disputes, we ensure that you recover maximum costs and maintain accurate documentation, minimising the chances of any confusion or repercussions.
Maintaining an in-house team of costs draftsmen can be costly and may limit the scope of profit recovery analysis due to the lack of external data for processing. On the other hand, seeking the services of an external expert costs draftsperson is a more cost-effective and practical option.
It is also worth noting that many solicitors in law firms have other responsibilities that may limit their time to analyze their legal costs. Thus, engaging external expert costs draftsmen can help alleviate some of the stress and pressure, allowing solicitors to focus on other important tasks and increasing efficiency.
At Greener Costs, we guarantee quick turnaround agreements, which are often more efficient than having clients complete the work in-house. Our remote law costing services are available to law firms throughout England and Wales, and our clients find our pragmatic approach to costing highly efficient, reducing the time and effort required to scan and send numerous files.
How can Greener Costs assist?
Our team of Costs Draftsman have many years of experience surrounding costs management 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 offer many costing services from drafting bill of costs to representation at detailed assessment hearings, providing our services to clients across England and Wales.
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.
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