We are a modern and forward-thinking consultancy of costs lawyers and law costs draftsman in London committed to delivering comprehensive legal costs services to leading law firms, insurers and other legal entities nationwide.

If you are looking for a costs draftsman in London, contact us now to discuss your needs and receive a free, no obligation quotation.

Athene Legal

32 Threadneedle Street



0207 459 4843



About Us

We provide law cost draftsman services in a full spectrum of practice areas, including commercial and corporate litigation, banking and finance litigation, intellectual property, product liability, professional negligence, civil liberties and human rights, housing and property law, personal injury, clinical negligence, family law and Court of Protection.


If you require a leading law costs draftsman in London, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in drafting and presenting legal costs.  Our team of costs draftsman in London bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of legal costs.  By instructing Athene Legal, you will receive a law cost draftsman with expertise in the costs budgeting process and detailed assessment procedure.  We are experts in both recovering and opposing costs and, therefore, deliver law costs draftsman services to both receiving and paying parties.


Athene Legal Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftsman, London, are experienced in dealing with the legal costs in high-profile litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and we have acted on behalf of many leading practices and ranked lawyers, as recognised by the leading independent legal directories.

Commitment to clients

We aim to work with our clients for the long term and we build relationships with that in mind. Our clients always receive honesty and professionalism; core values that are embedded in our culture.

Understanding our clients' business

By working together in extension to our clients’ legal teams, we learn and understand their business and provide strategic advice to help them navigate all elements of legal costs.

Regulated professionals

As members of the Association of Costs Lawyers, and through regulation by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board, our clients’ interests are always protected, and we ensure that we deliver excellent client care and a consistently high quality of service to all clients.


Athene Legal were recommended to us by a mutual connection. We have been instructing Athene Legal to prepare our Precedent H costs budgets and bills of costs for almost one year now and we couldn't be happier with their service. They really go the extra mile for us and have obtained outstanding recoveries as a result.


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What does a Law Costs Draftsman do?

A law costs draftsman is a specialist lawyer who settles the legal costs of a court case.  A law cost draftsman is the only branch of the legal profession with detailed knowledge and expertise in legal costs. An experienced law costs draftsman, such as those within our team, deals with a wide range of legal costs matters, including costs between the parties, solicitor and client costs, and legal aid or public funding.

Why instruct a law cost draftsman?


Legal costs is a complex and unique area of law.  Utilising their expertise, a law cost draftsman can draft costs pleadings with a high level of accuracy and provide pragmatic advice on complex costs issues in a digestible form, which is essential to either justifying or opposing legal costs.

For law firms, instructing a law cost draftsman allows the solicitor to focus on case management, leaving the law cost draftsman to deal with costs management.

What is the difference between a law costs draftsman and a costs lawyer?


Whilst a law costs draftsman is a highly specialist legal professional, a costs lawyer will, in addition, be a qualified and regulated lawyer.  We are members of the Association of Costs Lawyers and regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board, meaning we consistently deliver a high quality of service to all clients.

Our Expertise

We provide legal costs services to law firms, insurers, litigants in person, and other legal entities in the UK.  If you require a law costs draftsman, with our wealth of knowledge and experience, we can assist you in all areas of legal costs.  Our law costs draftsman team in London help to address and resolve multifaceted challenges in relation to legal costs, tailoring our strategic approach to address the specific objectives of our clients.

Our law costs draftsman team prepare bills of costs in all types of claims. Our bills of costs are detailed and comprehensive documents that justify the costs claimed and maximise recovery. We also undertake costs negotiations at no additional charge. 

Our law costs draftsman team prepare costs budgets that accurately reflect the important interaction between case and costs management and justify the costs claimed. We fully support our clients throughout the costs management process.

Our law costs draftsman team provide accurate estimates of costs broken down into milestones or phases that can be relied upon, relayed to the client and used to establish the suitability of certain funding arrangements.

Our law costs draftsman team are experienced in negotiating legal costs both on behalf of, and against, leading top 100 UK law firms and major insurers. Our knowledge of technical and evolving areas of costs, together with our tenacious approach, enables us to reach a swift and successful settlement of costs.

Our law costs draftsman team prepare points of dispute and reply that are clearly written and set out concisely the nature and grounds of the argument. Utilising our expertise, we ensure that we advance all possible arguments to either dispute or defend the costs claimed.

Our law costs draftsman team prepare statements of costs for a wide range of purposes, including interim application hearings, mediation, consequential hearings and following settlement. We present the costs in a clear and concise manner, which maximises recovery of costs.

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