We advise upon and conduct a whole range of costs related litigation in all courts and tribunals, including the Judicial Office of Supreme Court.
We provide the full range of traditional costs advocacy and costs drafting services that you would expect from expert costs lawyers and law costs draftsmen, including the preparation of costs estimates, bills of costs, objections (points of dispute), and replies.
We consistently produce work of the highest quality, whether acting for international clients, high street lawyers, or insurers. We meet agreed deadlines, whether we are dealing with one off instructions or many files per month. We apply the same high standards to every project.
Litigation Costs Seminars
Update your costs knowledge
We offer seminars on important areas of costs law and practice. Our speakers are accredited by The Law Society and delegates qualify for one CPD hour for each seminar attended.
Please contact us to receive a sample seminar pack. To arrange a free seminar and to discuss your exact requirements please contact Michael Heslin
Private & International Clients
Commercial Legal Costs Specialists
DeNovo provides costs auditing, budgeting and management services by trained and experienced costs lawyers and legal costs consultants. Our experience in this developing field is unrivalled in the UK and we have serviced the needs of a wide range of private clients including state bodies and multinationals from across the globe – including Grand Cayman, Canada and the US, mainland Europe and the Middle East.
We review lawyers’ bills, including work product, fees, and expenses. We ensure that our clients’ litigation costs policies are fit for purpose and that they are fully implemented. We ensure that the law firm’s fees are reasonable and that they comply with ethical, legal, and other billing policies. Bills can be reviewed shortly after they are issued by the law firm, for prompt feedback, or after the matter has closed. A costs review can be made with or without the knowledge and co-operation of the law firm. As we are qualified Costs Lawyers with rights of audience and we are able to act for our clients direct without the need for external lawyers to be retained.
We can also assist in the development of effective billing guidelines which will provide for significant savings, improve communications and ensure transparency and accountability.
Rights of Audience
Commercial Legal Costs Specialists
Costs Lawyers holding a practising certificate have rights of audience in all costs proceedings – including those conducted under CPR 43-48, and on appeal to a High Court or circuit Judge, and in first instance costs proceedings in the Supreme Court.
As several of our costs specialists have rights of audience, we can receive instructions to deal with costs claims directly from lay clients, without the need for the continued instruction of solicitors. Some of our clients prefer to instruct us directly as soon as their solicitors have completed work on the substantive claim, thus keeping the time and expense of solicitors’ involvement in cost proceedings to a minimum.
To discuss direct instructions please contact Afqar Dean.
Anthony has been qualified as a solicitor for over 30 years and is experienced in all fields of law. Anthony provides notary services and is available 24/7 to make out-of-hours visits to your office or home to speed through your notarial requirements.
He is fluent in French and Spanish, conversant in Italian and Portuguese and is studying basic Russian.