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  • Special Jurisdictions

    Cases with the Land Registry and VAT Tribunals have different rules dealing with law costs and we are experienced in dealing with these claims to a client’s advantage and can advise on the procedure and on terms of settlement. Land Registry cases can and do take many years to reach a conclusion and […]

  • Intellectual Property

    Patents, trademark and copyright cases are matters in which we are regularly instructed and our law costs draftsmen have considerable knowledge and expertise in this area of law costs. Our senior partner has a wealth of experience in this area derived from past experience acting for major record and film companies and designers […]

  • Criminal

    Our firm deals with substantial and complex Extradition and Regulatory Enforcement cases the most recent of which was a claim from Central Funds for £2.75million. We also deal with many claims under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) following the making of a Confiscation Order in the Crown Court. Confiscation Orders are usually […]

  • Court of Protection

    When dealing with elderly and infirm clients it is important to deal with matters expeditiously. All too often delay will result in increased costs against the patients estate. Preparing deputyship bills for assessment need to be dealt with quickly in order that estates can be properly administered with minimum delay. The firm and […]

  • Heavy Commercial

    We have considerable experience in dealing with heavy commercial matters including contract disputes, building disputes and complex banking cases. Our team of draftsmen have experience in being fee earners and therefore very competent to deal with such complex cases. Disputes over costs can cause a serious drain on solicitors time and resources unless […]

  • Family

    Our law cost draftsmen are involved on a daily basis with family cases. Child Care is a particular speciality within the firm and deals extensively in Children Act cases and ensures the best possible enhancements for fee earners and members of the Children Panel and Resolution. Regular instructions include international child abduction cases. […]

  • Time is Money

    We pride ourselves at Cumberland Costings as having an expert team of Costs Lawyers, Costs Draftsmen and Costs Consultants who will skilfully navigate you through this complex subject of litigation costs. Our Law Costs Draftsmen maximize costs by dealing with all Court procedure from initial free consultation to the preparation of bills, points of disputes, mediation, arbitration and solicitors accounts.

    • Ensure fast turnaround to improve cash-flow
    • Each Costs Lawyer has years of experience
    • Designation of specialist Costs Lawyer to meet specific requirements
    • Close liaison with client is key to successful outcome
Understanding objectives/planning strategies ensure no time wasted
    • Vital in turbulent times that Costs Draftsmen secure fast recovery of costs and each costs draftsman ensures files expedited

    Established over twenty-five years in this specialist area of law and provide superior fast service to the legal profession and companies seeking costs recovery and has maintained long term relationships with clients. Practices in London and Hertfordshire and operate a Nationwide service. Law Costs Draftsmen are approachable, pragmatic and lead the field in costs recovery.

  • 2013 – Year of change

    Professional Development is high priority as law evolves and new procedures come into force. We embrace these changes and ensure our law costs draftsmen continue to develop and remain at the forefront of costs and successfully guide clients through this specialist minefield.

    Every Costs Lawyer and all Costs Draftsmen are poised to deal with Jackson Reforms which will inevitably generate satellite litigation. From third party funding to damage based agreements (DBA’s) a competent Costs Draftsman will be aware of and ready to advise on implementation.

    Latest News & Publications

    Interest on Costs

    In Simcoe v Jacuzzi (16th February 2012) the Court of Appeal determined that the time for interest on costs was the date of judgment, the “incipitur” rule. The [more]

    Legal Aid

    The Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No 2) Order 2011 came into effect on 1st February 2011. Law costs have had a savage 10% cut across all [more]

    Costs in Infant Settlements

    Master Dockerill v Bakos On Monday 27th February 2012 The Court of Appeal handed down decision regarding infant matters where damages are less than £1,000.00 and approval proceedings [more]

    Motto v Trafigura

    This was a case where nearly 3000 claimants sued for damages following the dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan Ivory Coast and damages were in the order [more]

“Firm remarkably efficient, swift turnaround. Costs Draftsman allocated to the case was realistic, achieved excellent result. No hesitation recommending this firm of Law Costs Draftsmen”

- Wilsons Solicitors -