Costs Lawyer Services

Costs Lawyer Services

Our team of Costs Professionals includes a number who are qualified Costs Lawyers regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB).

When instructing a regulated Costs Lawyer, as opposed to an unregulated individual, the client
will be assured that;

The individual they instruct is trained and qualified in this highly specialist field and remains up to date due to the obligations of regulated individuals to undertake a specified amount of training, or
continuing professional development;

The individual has the right to conduct the following Reserved Legal Activities under the Legal Services Act 2007;

  • The exercise of a right of audience
  • The conduct of litigation
  • The administration of Oaths

Clients are also assured that the individual they instruct, or their employer, has both Professional
Indemnity Insurance and an approved complaints handling policy.


To include:

  • Free file collection via electronic means or courier
  • In-depth reporting tailored to client requirements
  • Costs Budgeting and representation
  • Costs Estimates
  • Without Prejudice Schedules of Costs
  • Bill Drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Fixed Rates for Fixed Fee Cases
  • Part 8 Applications
  • Collating and checking documents for service
  • Points of Dispute
  • Replies to Points of Dispute
  • Nationwide advocacy
  • Free CPD Accredited training and ad-hoc
  • advice on any costs matter to existing clients

All Costs Lawyers at Alternative Costs Ltd are
regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board.
The CLSB does not currently regulate entities.

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