Our aim is to maximise the recovery of costs in cases where an order for costs is made in the client's favour or where an order for costs is made against the client to reduce the level of costs payable.
Our team has over 40 years experience in costs law, specialising in publicly funded and civil litigation costs, drafting bills of costs and replies and negotiating costs to settlement. This includes brain injury cases valued up to £3.2 million.
The services we provide include:
- Preparation of cost budgets
- Preparation of schedules of costs and subsequent negotiation
- Preparation of detailed bills of costs for assessment at court
- Preparation of points of dispute to the bill of costs
- Preparation of replies to points of dispute along with subsequent negotiation.
- In the event that agreement cannot be reach without recourse to the court we will arrange for costs counsel to attend at the detailed assessment hearing.
Lisa Haythorne, Chesterfield Law Centre
Chesterfield Law Centre regularly use the legal costing services of Banner Jones for our Housing certificated work and are extremely pleased with the level of service we receive, "the work is consistently of a high and accurate standard, our bills are then processed by the LAA without reduction. We would highly recommend the service."
Stephen Haythorne Solicitor - Sheffield City Council
Having recently used the costs service at Banner Jones I was very impressed with the work done. The work was done speedily and well within the time limits I was working to. I was impressed with the documents prepared and the advice given. Stephen Haythorne Solicitor - Sheffield City Council
Kate Fitzpatrick, Graysons with Watsom Esam Solicitors
Graysons with Watsom Esam Solicitors have been utilising the cost drafting service of Banner Jones for the last 6 months particularly for our Family Law and Legally Aided matters. We have been highly satisfied with the service provided. We would particularly commend upon the speed of return, the accuracy of the billing and the assistance given to ourselves and the Fee Earners specificallywhere issues have arisen. This has allowed us to improve our own efficiency and profitability
Mr P Jones Dean Thomas & Co Worksop
I have been using the Banner Jones Costs drafting team to prepare my legal aid bills, for over a year. I find their service to be extremely prompt, accurate and cost effective. They are always happy to answer my queries, and discuss issues that arise. One big advantage is that, as solicitors themselves, they understand the problems that high street firms face in dealing with public funding issues and are able to offer straightforward practical advice. I have been very impressed with the work they have done for me and would recommend them very highly.
Mr A, Chesterfield
Excellent service due to business relationship with our solicitor.
Mr P, Rotherham
Service was incredible. Lee Foster made the transition smooth and easy. Thanks Lee!