Abacus provides a comprehensive service across the whole spectrum of legal costs, including the following:

Preparation of detailed Bills of Costs for agreement/Detailed Assessment

Preparation of Schedules of Costs - for the purpose of Summary Assessment at interlocutory hearings, for possible agreement on costs prior to the preparation of a detailed Bill of Costs, for security for costs applications or applications for a payment on account of costs

Preparation of detailed breakdowns of costs for Solicitors Act assessments

Preparation of Points of Dispute/Replies to Points of Dispute

Negotiations with the paying/receiving party on costs

Attendance at Detailed Assessment Hearings (including solicitor/client detailed assessments), Appeal Hearings and Hearings of applications regarding costs

Preparation of costs budgets, advice on opposing parties’ costs budgets, preparation of Budget Discussion Reports and attendance at Costs and Case Management Conferences

Auditing of Solicitors' costs and disbursements

Provision of in house costs seminars

General advice on all aspects of legal costs

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