Entries by Paul Fulcher

The Legal Costs Experts Are Recruiting

Due to an increase in instructions The Legal Costs Experts have vacancies for experienced Costs Draftsmen. Positions will be likely to be part-time to start with so would suit experienced professionals looking for flexible hours. Please send your CV in confidence to paul@thelegalcostsexperts.uk

Costs Budgets Update

The latest update to the Civil Procedure Rules will introduce important changes to the Costs Management and Detailed Assessment Procedure in respect of proceedings issued on or after 6 April 2016. The changes are quite dramatic in certain circumstances with amendments to the procedure and the Precedent documents in both areas. Preparing a Costs Budget […]

You can increase your agreed initial budget

Something some solicitors forget! You can increase your agreed initial budget. PRACTICE DIRECTION 3E – COSTS MANAGEMENT(D) 7.6 Each party shall revise its budget in respect of future costs upwards or downwards, if significant developments in the litigation warrant such revisions. Such amended budgets shall be submitted to the other parties for agreement. In default […]

Why The Legal Costs Experts are the number one costs firm

I am the in-house Advocate and owner at The Legal Costs Experts, and I am confident that we can increase your profit costs recovery, yet do it quicker than your current provider. The main reason I am so confident is on many occasions we are recovering in excess of guideline rates even for non qualified […]

Court Costs Orders Explained

There are certain costs orders which the court will commonly make in proceedings before trial and I am often asked what they mean. Here is a list. Court’s discretion as to costs: rule 44.2 4.1 The court may make an order about costs at any stage in a case. 4.2 There are certain costs orders […]

Is your retainer in order?

Is your retainer in order, do you want a free health check and to increase profit costs? You can get all you need for PI work from The Legal Costs Experts. I have great contacts with Accident Management Firms for new work. I will provide in house basic costs training and also tips on dealing […]

Are you being starved of interim costs payments?

I am finding that opponents are trying to starve Claimant Solicitor’s of interim payments in an effort to force them to settle, do not stand for it. Also do you know how to make sure your costs are looked at first? Did you know you should not be accepting guideline rates on cases? All this […]

Compare the Costs Draftsman.Com

These days there seems to be a comparison website for almost everything, it is a pity there is not one for Costs Firms as this would really open your eyes. Some firms charge a fortune (I have seen these first hand) and some charge a tiny amount but that reflects in your settlement. In life […]