Bill of Costs: Our Drafting Service

 

What is a Bill of Costs?

Upon successful conclusion of your case, if an order is given for a detailed assessment of your legal costs, a Bill of Costs must be prepared. A Bill of Costs is a detailed list of any legal expenses incurred such as Solicitor’s fees for their time spent working on the case, Court fees and expert fees.

This list is used to provide the paying party with relevant information about the costs associated with a case.

If your case is a multi-track matter, a new electronic Bill of Costs will be required; special rules apply for electronic bills.

Preparing a Bill of Costs

 

In order to prepare your bill, we will require access to your file as well as any time recordings from your case detailing the dates and extent of work carried out by the Solicitor. A Bill of Costs will details all work completed when conducting the case; this is so that any paying party can assess the work that has been done.

Instructing a Costs Draftsman to prepare your bill ensures that a reasonable bill is drawn, including only items that can be recovered, therefore maximising your costs recovery.

Once your bill has been drafted, it should then be served with the Notice of Commencement in order to begin recovering legal costs through detailed assessment proceedings.

CPR 47 states that the paying party must serve their points of dispute to provide their arguments to dispute the receiving party’s Bill of Costs within 21 days of service of the Bill of Costs.

You will be entitled to raise points of reply within 21 days of receipt of the paying party’s points of dispute if you disagree with any of the points raised. If an agreement between both parties cannot be reached, the receiving party should initiate Court proceedings for a detailed assessment hearing of their legal costs within 3 months of the service of the Bill.

How can Greener Costs assist?

Greener Costs are a team of expert law costs draftsmen with many years of experience in the field. We can assist by drafting your Precedent H and by engaging in negotiations with the other party to reach an agreement as to costs. We can assist from the outset of a case by assisting in the drafting of retainers, right through to the settlement of a case by drafting bills of costs, points of dispute and points of reply.

In addition to our drafting services, 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.

For a free, no obligation discussion, get in touch using the form at the bottom of the page or contact info@greenercosts.co.uk.

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