Athene Legal Law Cost Draftsmen in London

Law costs draftsmen

Who we are

We are a leading firm of costs draftsmen with expertise in recovering and opposing legal costs in both inter-partes assessments and solicitor and client costs assessments. We provide law costs draftsman services in a full spectrum of practice areas, including commercial litigation, professional negligence, clinical negligence, personal injury and civil liberties and human rights.

If you require a leading law costs draftsman in London, Birmingham, Southampton and surrounding areas, we are a forward-thinking firm of costs draftsmen committed to providing an exceptional service. Our costs draftsman team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in costs and a particular expertise in the costs budgeting process and detailed assessment procedure.

By instructing Athene Legal, you will receive a costs draftsman experienced in dealing with the costs in complex and high-profile litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our law costs draftsmen have acted on behalf of many leading practices, as recognised by the leading independent legal directories.

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.
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.
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.

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

Meet the Director

Tyler McEwen

Tyler is a Costs Lawyer experienced in dealing with all aspects of legal costs on behalf of many leading practices. He has expertise in the costs management process and detailed assessment procedure and has been involved in all spheres of legal costs, including high profile and international cases involving costs in excess of £20m.

Tyler has dealt with the legal costs in cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in a range of practices areas, from large commercial litigation to public international law and several group litigations.

He also spent two years as a Legal Project Manager at global law firm, DLA Piper, working with its UK, US, Dubai, Netherlands and Italy offices to manage large, complex litigation and arbitration projects, including a nine-figure construction arbitration and a banking group litigation concerning several hundred claimants.

Tyler was awarded the Association of Costs Lawyers Cup by Senior Costs Judge, Master Gordon-Saker.


  • Association of Costs Lawyers (Winner of the Association of Costs Lawyers Cup)
  • Costs Lawyer Standards Board
  • International Institute of Legal Project Managers



Our Services

We are a leading firm of costs draftsman in London providing legal costs services to law firms, insurers, other legal entities and businesses. Our team of cost lawyers in London help to address and resolve multifaceted challenges in relation to legal costs, tailoring our approach to address the specific objectives of our clients.
Our costs draftsman team prepare detailed and comprehensive bills of costs that justify the costs claimed and maximise recovery of costs.
Our costs draftsman team prepare costs budgets that accurately reflect the important interaction between case and costs management.

Our costs draftsman team prepare statements of costs for interim hearings, mediation, consequential hearings and following settlement.

Our costs draftsman team are experienced in negotiating costs on behalf of and against leading top 100 UK law firms and major insurers.
Our Legal Project Management (LPM) professionals work with lawyers and clients to manage complex litigation projects efficiently and within budget.
Our costs draftsman team prepare points of dispute and reply that are clearly written and set out concisely the nature and grounds of the argument.
Our costs draftsman team provide support throughout the entire detailed assessment procedure, including representation at detailed assessment hearings.
Our costs draftsman team represent both solicitors and clients in disputes over the amount of costs charged by solicitors to clients.

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.

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.

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.

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Our costs lawyers are ready to help you navigate all elements of legal costs