Defendant

We have been successfully opposing excessive claims for costs for over 20 years. Satisfied clients include:

  • The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Stratford-on-Avon District Council
  • Zurich and many other leading insurers.

We will draw Points of Dispute and provide a realistic written Advice as to what is likely to be recovered. This is based on many years of experience and attendances on assessment. We will invoice you at the rate the Court should allow on assessment whether that be grade D, grade C or somewhere in between. You can handle the negotiations yourselves.

If you prefer - and this is what we recommend - we will then handle the negotiations for you, achieving settlement on the best possible terms within the scope and timescale that you authorise. If settlement cannot be achieved we will represent you at the assessment hearing.

Ian Foster has appeared as an advocate with great success throughout the length and breadth of the country in the County Court, High Court and even in the Court of Appeal. Costs are often recovered from the other side.

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