Think of us as your virtual in-house cost team... We'll deal with everything for you
Keeping you informed
It pays to talk. That way you’ll know what to expect
In any working relationship, there really is no substitute for a two-way conversation. That’s why we’ll keep in regular contact about any cases we’re working on for you.
Discussing a case with you enables us to understand your expectations and talk about what we believe can be reasonably achieved for you. It means not only will there be no nasty surprises, you can also plan your resources and business finances accordingly.
Our flexible, state of the art technology can also provide you with detailed management reports which can be produced and tailored to your needs. This data can more accurately forecast cash flow which proves invaluable in helping you improve your margins and the way your business runs.
Costs Advice & Training
Helping fee earners be more effective
Our experts are always happy to answer any questions that you may have at any stage of a case and can work with you in-house to ensure that you have procedures in place to safeguard your position as to costs.
We can also create bespoke in-house training programmes to help you and your fee earners understand the costs consequences during the substantive action.
Amongst other things, you’ll learn to run a file with costs in mind, conclude a case with the best position on costs, optimise costs of interlocutory applications and how to secure payments on account – which in the long-term will help your business maximise its costs recovery and improve cash flow.
Innovative technology to optimise turnaround
As a largely paperless environment, we encourage our clients to send files electronically.
By sending files electronically, we are able to process the information through optical character recognition (OCR) technology, which allows instant search capabilities to the entire file. This hugely cuts down the need for search time by our Costs Draftsmen when working from paper files and means you’ll get your expertly drafted documents quicker.
Send your electronic files to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where sending electronic files is not possible, we can receive paper files through the Document Exchange (DX) system or we can arrange free collection by courier.
On receipt, your files are scanned onto our secure system by our digital mailroom and returned to you straight away.
Send your files via DX to us at:
Nova Costs Limited
Or call us to arrange a collection on 0161 276 2000
Consultancy and Health Checks
Making sure your business is working as well as it could
Chances are you didn’t enter the legal profession to become a businessman. But unless your business is running efficiently, maintaining a competitive advantage and maximising its fee earning potential, it will struggle. That’s where we can help.
We’ll attend your offices where we can discuss how you can work more effective and be more competitive.
We can help you:
Optimise billing and legitimately maximise profit costs
Comply with the Solicitor Code, ensuring a client-friendly regime when reporting ongoing costs to clients
Use technology to make your business more efficient
Draw up compliant ‘no win, no fee’ agreements and other costs-related documentation