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The principle of costs shifting, or recovery of legal costs in litigation, has been practiced for centuries with records stretching back to the times of William the Conqueror.

We provide a comprehensive range of services including preparation of Costs Budgets (Precedent H), Bills of Costs, Schedules of Costs, Points of Dispute/Replies, and all other Court documentation.

Our experienced team provide advice on legal costs at all stages of litigation and regularly attend Costs & Case Management Conferences and Detailed Assessment Hearings.

Post Jackson Reforms it has never been so important to have a Costs Expert you can trust and at Hickmans we aim to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome with regard to costs.

Bill Preparation

The work undertaken by a Costs Lawyer is both chargeable to a client and recoverable in principle within the litigation, either as costs of action or as costs within the detailed assessment process.

Help & Training

The issue of costs can sometimes be a daunting one, therefore we aim to provide as much support as possible to our clients. We are always at the end of the phone line no matter how complicated or simple the query.


If a Bill/Schedule of Costs is disputed by the Paying Party, the process to reach a final settlement can be very time consuming. Our Costs Lawyers have many years of experience in negotiating costs, thereby leaving our clients to do what they do best.


We are very experienced in preparing papers for provisional/detailed assessments and CCMCs. Our Costs Lawyers are more than happy to attend court on behalf of our clients.

Contact us to find out how Hickmans can help you