Alternative Cost Services


We have a wide ranging team with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience within the legal costs industry.  We have experience in all types of costs litigation, including personal injury, industrial disease, medical negligence, professional negligence and commercial.

File Collection Services

We have a variety of methods for clients to send files:

Electronic solutions to export files directly to Alternative Costs from Proclaim and other systems without needing to release your file of papers

In-house courier for files collection and return within a 50 mile radius

Use of national courier services, free of charge to our clients

Fees and Tailored Services

Alternative Costs offers various packages and fees dependent on a client’s preferences.  We are also happy to discuss and tailor services to individual clients’ needs, including our terms of business.


We can provide regular and ad-hoc reports to all clients utilising our bespoke case management system.

Client Portal

Our clients are able to view case progress through our secure client portal on request.

Without Prejudice Schedules of Costs

Comprehensive schedules of costs, incorporating all recoverable items, individually drafted using the latest technology to ensure a rapid and accurate start to the negotiation procedure.

Costs Budgeting

Advice and breakdowns provided in line with Precedent H at competitive prices.

Bill Drafting

Three Column Bill of Costs for assessment accurately and professionally drafted within 10 working days of instruction. Drafting of Claim 1, N260 and Legal Aid bills also available at competitive rates.


We offer a complete negotiation package to ensure that you obtain the best possible recovery through a swift amicable settlement. Instructing Alternative Costs ensures that you can get on with earning fees rather than chasing them.

Fixed Rates for Fixed Fee Cases

We are able to offer exceptionally cost effective solutions for the negotiation of fixed costs matters. Why settle for reduced offers on disbursements simply due to time constraints?

Part 8 Applications

All Part 8 Applications are preceded by a full file review and advice on prospects of success at detailed assessment. Following delivery of preliminary advice the application is drafted and all documents collated prior to service.

Collating and checking documents for service

Accurate and prompt collation of documents for service, including Part 8 Applications, Detailed Assessment Bundles, Costs Estimates and service of Formal Bills.

Points of Dispute

Highly persuasive Points of Dispute for Detailed Assessment, coupled with a full written advice containing realistic, proposed settlement parameters.

Replies to Points of Dispute

Replies to Points of Dispute and sustainable Part 36 offers calculated in the run up to Detailed Assessment.

Nationwide attendance at Assessment Hearings

Countrywide Detailed Assessment attendance by experienced advocates with extensive technical knowledge.

Costs Estimates

Comprehensive costs estimates for any stage in proceedings.

Free Ad-hoc advice on any costs matter

Ongoing costs consultancy for existing clients.

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