Public Sector Services

Public Sector Services

As an awarded supplier to Crown Commercial Service (CCS) pursuant to framework RM6137 Alternative Costs Ltd is authorised to supply general Costs Lawyer Services to all public sector bodies including;

  • Considering and advising upon opponent’s Budgets
  • Preparing, filing, exchanging and negotiating Budgets
  • Attend upon a costs management hearing/case and costs management conference, if required
  • Preparing and attending applications to update Budgets
  • Preparing schedules of costs and Bills of costs/eBills
  • Preparing and replying to Points of Dispute
  • Applying for detailed or provisional assessment
  • Advising upon the outcome of a provisional assessment and, if appropriate, attend the oral hearing
  • Validating costs claims upon summary provisional and detailed assessment (including a provision for qualified one way cost shifting)
  • Attending detailed assessment hearings, dealing with any other steps to begin or progress with costs proceedings.

Including complex cases, those involving litigants in person, and matters within the:

  • Senior Court Costs Office (covering bills for
  • High Court and Court of Appeal matters, including assessments from other forums)
  • The Supreme Court
  • European Court of Justice
  • The First Tier and Upper Tribunals (Tax, and Social Entitlement Chamber)
  • Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • Employment Tribunal
  • Employment Appeals Tribunal
  • Lands Chamber of the First Tier and Upper Tribunal
  • County Court
  • Magistrates Court and Crown Court and matters which may be dealt with in, and require attendance at:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Joint Settlement Meetings (JSM)

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