Make sure your costs budgets, statements of costs and bills of costs are prepared correctly! The Court of Appeal recently handed down Judgment (Gempride -v- Jagrit Bamrah and Lawlords of London Limited ) in a case which involved alleged misconduct …
Here at Clarion, we aim to help you speed up your cash flow through rapid costs turnaround. Acting for firms nationwide, we are a dedicated team of legal cost specialists.
We have been working with Clarion for a number of years. We find the Costs Team at Clarion to be technically excellent and the members of the team make it very easy to work with them. Nothing is too much trouble. We would highly recommend Clarion for their excellent work and how much effort they put in to assist us.
Panel Deputy and Partner, Central London Law Firm
We have been working with Clarion for a number of years. We find the Costs Team at Clarion to be technically excellent and the members of the team make it very easy to work with them. Nothing is too much trouble. We would highly recommend Clarion for their excellent work and how much effort they put in to assist us.Panel Deputy and Partner, Central London Law Firm
We have used Clarion for the last few years and have been impressed with their turn around of our files and the standard of work. Their team are approachable, friendly and easy to contact. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.Panel Deputy and Partner, Northampton Law Firm
Flexible, practical and commercially minded, we are fully aware of the pressures and constraints within the complex and shifting landscapes of Court of Protection Costs.
Offered at very competitive prices, we can ensure that any bills are speedily prepared and payment received in the quickest possible time.
We have a dedicated team of expert Court of Protection legal costs specialists, who deal with these matters on a day to day basis.
Between us, we have extensive experience and appreciate that the costing process has its difficulties, therefore we aim to make this process as smooth as possible.
We have a national reputation for our Court of Protection expertise and can deal with all matters including:
- Deputyship Applications
- General Management Periods
- Statutory Will Applications
- Gifting Applications
- Property Work
- Welfare Proceedings
- Trustee Applications
- Ad-Hoc Court of Protection Applications
- Power of Attorney matters
We prepare over 1,200 bills of costs in Court of Protection cases per year, and are able to identify common themes on assessment, in addition to assisting with Requests for re-assessments and appeals.
We understand the surrounding case law, statutes and authority guidelines, including the OPG and SCCO guidance, to ensure the most effective and thorough service.
We are instructed by over 140 Court of Protection firms nationwide, including 40% of the Panel Deputies.
When you instruct us, we will tell you the cost of our services from the offset, so there are no surprises along the way. When it comes to the assessment of the bill, you are not expected to pay the shortfall.
Our average costs recovery is 92% on assessment.
We often recover in excess of 100% of our clients’ WIP, as a result of our recoverability and time recording advice.
Please follow us on twitter at @ClarionCosts and visit our Costs Blog page.
Fixed Costs – Where are we? We are now approaching February 2018 and a defining silence remains from the Ministry of Justice in relation to Lord Justice Jackson's fixed fee recommendations. David Lidington has been replaced as Lord Chancellor …
Fixed Costs – Where are we? Following LJ Jackson’s report there have still not been any developments in relation to the extension of fixed recoverable costs. Rumour mill suggests that the MOJ are happy with LJ Jackson’s proposals and th…
Fixed Costs - where are we? Fixed costs has gone quiet! There has been no developments since LJ Jackson released his report on 31 July and the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls immediately responded saying: "The report now falls to be c…
Fixed Costs - where are we? On 31 July, LJ Jackson’s report in relation to fixed recoverable costs was revealed, see here. Key points are: Fixed costs to be introduced for all cases with a value of up to £25,000.00 The creation of an…
Fixed Costs - where are we? LJ Jackson remains on track to produce his report by 31 July 2017. The current political landscape may create some delay as to any implementation. We have a new Lord Chancellor, the potential for a further General Election be…
Fixed Costs Update The Department of Health (DoH) fixed costs consultation closed on 2 May 2017. This is separate to LJ Jackson’s fixed costs review and it will therefore be interesting to see how they fit together or whether the DoH review is actu…
Fixed Costs Update LJ Jackson is currently travelling round the country and collating information in order to report to the government on the proposed extension of fixed costs by 31st July 2017. It has been made very clear by LJ Jackson so far that his …
Fixed Costs Update Lord Justice Jackson’s report in relation to an extension to the current fixed costs regime is due for completion by 31 July 2017. The deadline (extended) for submissions was 30 January 2017. LJ Jackson is now in the process of …
Fixed Costs The hot topic of fixed costs has developed recently with HM judiciary announcing that LJ Jackson is to lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs. LJ Jackson has invited submissions and will approach the review with an ‘open mind&rsq…
Fixed Costs Good news was received this month with minutes from a CPR committee meeting on 8 July stating that the Department of Health intends to consult on a fixed costs scheme for medical negligence claims worth up to £25,000. Whilst there are s…
Cost and Litigation Funding Seminar We are looking forward to hosting our 4th annual costs and litigation funding seminar on 13 October. We have some great speakers including specialist Costs Counsel Roger Mallalieu and Kevin Latham. Topics that will be …
Andrew McAulay’s insight into Fixed Cost The burning issue of the introduction of fixed costs has remained quiet over the last 4 weeks. The recent change of Prime Minister, the cabinet overhaul and the appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary…
Andrew McAulay’s insight into Fixed Costs.
Andrew McAulay’s insight into Fixed Costs.
LJ Jackson most recent lecture - new format bills of costs
The OPG have recently published Form OPG105. Section three is the key part of the document. As a Deputy you are now required to provide estimates for the following categories of work: Contact with the client, their family and friends. Contact w…
We wanted to end the year by letting you know about our new monthly newsletter that we will be launching in 2016. In each issue we will be sharing: * Hot off the press topics * Practical tips * Watch this space notifications!
Would budgets work better if they were prepared after directions? asks Sue Fox
Power of Attorney (including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney) & Grant of Probate Cost Reviews
We have noticed a sharp rise in the number of clients querying whether the costs claimed on their Power of Attorney and Grant of Probate matters are reasonable and proportionate in accordance with Part 44.3 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).
This article focuses on the main case law which impacts upon the costs within the Court of Protection.
....including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
A sub-committee of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has been consulting on the existing exemptions to automatic costs management.
I have posted recently on this issue (reached via this link and this one) and there has been another interesting development on the issue. HHJ Oliver-Jones QC, sitting as High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division, has recently declined to f…
Whilst reading the recent case of Forstater & Anor v Python (Monty) Pictures & Anor  EWHC 3759 (Ch), one could be forgiven for a touch of confusion especially in view of the widely reported and commented upon Mitchell ruling of 27th November 2013.
Are you unsure as to what documents to provide the Law Costs Draftsman for billing? Is your billing process being slowed by further paperwork being requested from you? Does it seem to be taking forever for you to receive payment on your matters?
All the way through the run to ‘Jackson Day’ it was expected that in the new era there would be a tough approach by the Judiciary on the subject of allowing relief from sanctions to parties who fail to comply with the requirements of the Civil Procedure R
From 1 April this year, the way in which clients can fund their legal cases substantially changed as a result of the Jackson reforms.
Most of us involved in legal costs will by now have had the chance to come to terms with the major changes that have been brought in since 1 April 2013.
In terms of costs budgeting and the new costs management ‘regime’, a failure to make appropriate, reasonable and realistic assumptions when preparing a Precedent H is ...
Changes in Litigation Funding – ATE Insurance Premiums no longer recoverable after 1 April 2013 – the time to act is now
Current rules Special insurance policies exist to cover an adverse legal costs award, which may be available even if the dispute has already arisen. This is known as “after the event” insurance and it is intended to provide cover in the event…
A new supplement to part 19 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 has been published which increases the fixed costs applicable for Court of Protection matters where the period covered by the category of fixed fee ends on or after 1 February 2011. Please
Whenever a Court makes an Order about costs which does not provide for fixed costs to be paid, the Court will consider whether to make a summary assessment of costs.
Fixed costs are nothing new in Court of Protection matters. Practice Direction B supplementing Part 19 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 provides details of the fixed costs that are recoverable.
The possibility of making a retrospective Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) has been considered in a number of cases, highlighting an issue of growing importance to practitioners who use this type of agreement. Although the case law is not as yet completely
Clarion’s costs and litigation funding team continues to grow with the appointment of its fourth and fifth apprentice paralegals. Kelsey Price and Casey McGregor, will study CILEX to qualify as legal executives at Clarion and will both train and sp…
Clarion’s costs and litigation funding team is continuing to nurture young talent with the appointment of a third apprentice paralegal. Katy Roberts will study CILEX Level 3 over the next two years, alongside Ethan Bradley and Hannah Stead, who bot…
The costs and litigation funding team at Leeds based law firm Clarion has recently completed its 300th matter on behalf of Wrigleys.