Costs Lawyer UK are a friendly and dynamic company. Our business ethos is based on providing a professional and consistently high level of service. We pride ourselves on an excellent service, fast turnaround of bills and costs budgets, together with honest and professional advice, ensuring our clients cash flow and costs are maximised to their full potential. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of legal costs, including clinical negligence, personal injury, catastrophic injury, Industrial disease, professional negligence, claims against the police and commercial.
Diane Johnson founded the Company in 2011 with a primary focus on achieving excellent results combined with outstanding client care, offering a personal service which is friendly, professional and always approachable.
Diane has worked in the legal costs industry for over 25 years, as a costs draftsman, qualifying as a Fellow of the Association of Law Cost Draftsman and a Costs Lawyer. Having qualified as a Costs Lawyer in 2007, when the first cost draftsmen qualified as Costs Lawyers, Diane has gained extensive knowledge in a range of legal costs issues.
Our services include:
Costs budgeting and costs management in addition to cost drafting and negotiations. We use the latest software to produce electronic Bills of Costs (Precedent S), Costs Budgets (Precedent H), Discussion Reports (Precedent R) and Costs Budget variations (Precedent T). We also prepare Points of Dispute and Points of Reply, Statements of Costs for Trial and Part 8 Costs Only claim forms. When it comes to negotiations, we negotiate hard and really go the extra mile to achieve the best result on every case!
Advocacy and Advice - Instructing a qualified Costs Lawyer with independent rights of audience will ensure you have a professional advocate arguing your case.
We can assist you on costs related matters which you may come across during the lifetime of a case. Having input from Costs Lawyers during the case, perhaps when Consent Orders are being prepared or at times when costs estimates are required, can really make a difference to your costs recovery.
We can arrange bespoke in-house training on the topics of costs budgeting, costs management and maximising legal costs.
Training on budgeting will help fee earners to understand the Precedent H Costs Budget, when a budget is required, what to include, the various phases and contingencies, other issues to consider and when a budget can be revised. The world of costs law is constantly changing, however, we can provide training in relation to recent case law and/or rule changes concerning various costs matters.
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