The landscape of legal costs in personal injury has changed drastically in recent years. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 abolished the recoverability of success fees and ATE premiums between the parties, with QOCS intended to provide a counter-balance; the introduction of costs management now enables the court to control the parties’ expenditure throughout the proceedings; and a series of further practical measures have been incorporated into the Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims with the aim of controlling costs.
We have a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of legal costs arising from a wide range of complex and substantial personal injury and industrial disease and illness claims in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice and the County Courts.
We provide a complete range of legal costs services in claims brought on behalf of individuals who have suffered a personal injury or been made ill from an accident caused in part or in full by another person’s negligence.
We are experienced in dealing with the legal costs of claims relating to:
- Serious and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain and spinal injuries;
- Military claims;
- Road traffic accidents;
- Accidents or illness abroad;
- Accidents in public places;
- Accidents at work;
- Industrial disease, including hearing loss and respiratory problems; and
- Asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma.
With an in-depth understanding of the characteristics of legal costs in personal injury claims, our clients rely on our expertise during the costs management process. We prepare costs budgets that accurately reflect the important interaction between case and costs management by reference to proportionality in personal injury. By preparing accurate costs budgets with clear underlying assumptions and closely monitoring the same thereafter, we give our clients the best possible opportunity of maximising recovery of their legal costs.
Our clients also rely on our expertise during the detailed assessment procedure. We are experienced in preparing substantial bills of costs in personal injury claims. Personal injury claims often involve arguments in relation to the proportionality of costs, hourly rates and whether there is ‘good reason’ to depart from a costs budget. Our in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in these evolving areas of costs enables us to achieve outstanding results for our clients.
To discuss how we can assist you with legal costs services in personal injury claims, contact us using the details below.
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We help to address and resolve multifaceted challenges in relation to all aspects of legal costs, tailoring our strategic approach to address the specific objectives of our clients.
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