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Costs lawyers and law costs draftsmen providing sophisticated legal costs solutions to law firms, insurers, litigants in person and other legal entities of all sizes.

We are a modern and forward-thinking consultancy of costs lawyers and law costs draftsmen committed to delivering comprehensive legal costs services to law firms, insurers,  litigants in person and other legal entities of all sizes nationwide.

Our expertise

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.

We 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. 

We 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.

We provide accurate estimates of costs broken down into milestones or phases that can be relied upon, relayed to the client, utilised for legal project management purposes, and used to establish the suitability of damages-based agreements and third party funding.

We 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.

We 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 justify or defend the costs claimed.

We 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.

About Us

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. We ensure that we are aligned with our clients’ interests, working in partnership with them to find the most effective solution.


We are experienced in dealing with the 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.

We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the costs management process and detailed assessment procedure, and our expertise in legal costs includes both recovering costs on behalf of receiving parties and opposing costs on behalf of paying parties.

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.

Send us a message

Contact us now to discuss your needs and receive a free, no obligation quotation.

Athene Legal

68 Lombard Street



0207 459 4843

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