From time to time we are asked the same question, “Why do I need a costs lawyer, surely, I could do it myself?” It’s a fair question.
But while some solicitors deal with costs on their own cases, there are a number of very good reasons why working with an experienced costs firm like BarnsChapel Ltd could ensure that you spend more time doing what you do best, while generating the maximum return by way of costs recovery. For example.
- Better for your bottom line: Our hourly rate is lower than yours, meaning that any work done will cost you less than you could earn spending the same amount of time doing other fee earner work.
- Specialists in the field: We are trained to fully understand what can and cannot be claimed, thereby maximising costs recovery without claiming costs which are not recoverable and might bring your bill or budget into question.
- Up-to-date expertise: It is our job to know the current legislation and case law relating to costs. This means that you do not need to keep on top of recent developments and can concentrate on progressing your cases whilst leaving your costs work in trusted hands. This is particularly important when preparing Points of Dispute and Points in Reply.
- Cradle-to-grave service: We can deal with the drafting of budgets and bills, negotiations and, where necessary, undertaking advocacy at assessments. As a consequence of this seamless approach, we completely understand the strengths and weaknesses of each of our cases and can provide the best possible advice and outcome for you and your clients.