Old Square Chambers has long been considered an expert in costs litigation and has further strengthened that reputation following the implementation of Jackson, which has brought about considerable changes to the way litigation is conducted and a specific need for cost expertise from counsel. We recognise that costs are often crucially important to the lay client and to the successful running of solicitors firms.
Our team has a real handle for the intricacies surrounding cost processes, which by their very nature can be detailed and complex, and is highly regarded by instructing solicitors for being able to navigate through difficult issues in a thorough and efficient manner. Our team represents clients throughout the entire court hierarchy in cost disputes, from the preparation of Form Hs to detailed assessments and cost applications. We also provide advice on the appropriateness of challenging a sum assessed under the new procedure for detailed assessments of bills carried out by judges in the absence of the parties, and are happy to advise on any other discrete costs points arising in litigation in which we are not otherwise instructed.
Our team undertakes costs work for all areas of civil litigation, including areas outside Chambers’ main areas of practice, and consists of a number of experts in costs issues relating to Employment Tribunal cases.