About Us

Abacus The Law Costs Consultants was established by Michael Monaghan and Nick Portch, who were both previously Directors of a large national independent costs drafting company. Abacus was formed to provide a comprehensive and high quality service on all aspects of legal costs to blue chip clients based predominantly in the City and Central London areas.

Abacus consists of a core team of six Senior Costs Draftsmen, including five Fellows of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (three of whom are also qualified Costs Lawyers), and a former Solicitor and Partner in a Nottingham law firm. The team have a combined experience of over 121 years in the legal costs profession, which puts Abacus in a strong position when advising clients on the ever changing areas of costs law.

Abacus is based in the City of London, enabling the company to provide costing services to its varied London client base, which includes global law firms, major insurance companies and accountancy firms, as well as other niche practices both in London and nationally. The City location also enables assistance to be provided to clients on costs matters at short notice, including urgent attendances at hearings and at the clients’ offices as necessary.

Abacus is committed to providing clear and concise advice on legal costs with the minimum of fuss, and to always being on hand to assist clients whenever the need arises.