Training – What we Do – Case Study

The Requirement:

Chambers sought training for both Counsel and the clerking team on inter partes costs negotiations, costs management and budgeting and maximising costs generally.

The Solution

Christopher McClure, Regional Manager at our Manchester Office provided a two hour training session covering legal costs from both private and public paying perspectives.  The session was divided into three parts – inter partes costs, legal aid and miscellaneous costs and questions and answers.

In part one we looked at the costs management and examined the current case law surrounding budgets and their applicability on assessment. We considered the seismic changes to the legal landscape which have occurred post LASPO and the impact these changes have had generally.  We also discussed how bet to rep;y to points of dispute by way of formal replies and, in particular, the various pitfalls with retainers.  In part two, Christopher discussed costs awards in publicly funded matters, CCMS billing for both family and non-family matters and drafting (and justifying) enhancements in the latter case be reference to the relevant law and guidance from the Legal Aid Agency.


“Thank you for your time yesterday, everyone found the training really worthwhile!”

How We Can Help you with Training on Costs

We invest heavily in training our own Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftsmen to meet the needs in the ever changing world of costs.  We take that training and make it freely available to all our clients offering be spoke in-house training alongside carefully crafted seminar events and training workshops.

We regularly host seminars to benefit fee earners in their day to day running of their files in order to maximise costs recovery. We offer straightforward presentations, cutting out the jargon and our clear, decisive advice and guidance has seen our seminars become more and more popular over the years.

Details of forthcoming training events are detailed here.

We also undertake collaborative training sessions with Barristers’ Chambers and professional organisations such as the LAPG and the LLST where are recent training on inter partes costs awards was extremely well received.

We have now launched some online training ‘Legal Aid Costs: Getting it Right’ for more information click here 

For more information on what we can offer contact us at e: t: 0370 300 3780