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The Nova Costs team provide an impressive and full complement of legal costs services.

Legal Costs Drafting


An altogether more professional approach

We have a wealth of experience in drafting all sizes and types of Bills, Schedules, Budgets and Replies (or Points of Dispute on paying party commercial matters), including for the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Before submitting our work to you, we will always carry out a realistic appraisal and inform you of the settlement figure that we expect to achieve at the end of negotiations.

We make the whole process easier too. Once we’ve drafted your Bills, we have systems in place so that you can electronically sign, this not only helps the environment by not having to print off reams of paper, but also saves time too.

Legal Costs Negotiation

Using our expertise to achieve the right result

Our Law Costs Draftsmen receive on-going training on the latest costs law developments and negotiation techniques. 

Legal Costs negotiating is always easier if you’re in a position of strength and our expertly drafted Bills, Schedules, Costs Budgets or Replies put us in the best position to successfully negotiate a settlement. 

Attending Detailed Assessments

We’re prepared to fight for your money

We do our utmost to settle during the negotiation stage so that you are in receipt of your costs as quickly as possible but, on occasion, if the other side continue to be unreasonable, we will happily set the matter down for Detailed Assessment, so that we can fight your cause in front of a Judge. 

To date, our team have a hugely  impressive record of winning over 99% of Assessments.

Costs Budgeting


We’ll take care of everything on your behalf

Our dedicated team are experts in the preparation of accurate and realistic Costs Budgets and Estimates.  We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that we understand your individual approach, so that we can provide you with a truly bespoke service whilst at the same time working to the strict parameters of the costs management process.

The costs budgeting services that we provide include:

  • Drafting the initial Budget (Precedent H)

  • Attendance at Costs Management Conferences on your behalf (should this be required)

  • Advocacy at any case management stage (where specialist costs input is required)

  • On-going monitoring to ensure your spend is within Budget for each phase of the litigation process and carrying out revisions and updates should they be required.

  • We also completely understand the need for you to keep hold of your file when it comes to outsourcing your Costs Budgets and are happy to allocate one of our team members to attend your offices to undertake the work.

Costs Only Applications

Our costs experts make it easy to pass over the management of costs only proceedings and are able to prepare for you:

  • Applications for Payments on Account

  • Applications for Default Costs Certificates

  • Applications for Final Costs Certificates

Solicitor - Client Costs

Visit our dedicated solicitor - client costs page: profitprotect

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