Three weeks ago now, we began sharing Top Costs Recovery Tips from our team on our blog, on LinkedIn and with our e-mailing list. The first Ten Top Costs Tips proved so popular that we published a second blog with 5 More Top Costs Recovery Tips.
The feedback we’ve had has been incredibly positive, with many readers contacting us to say how useful they have found the information we’ve shared.
We’ve decided to make a bit of a change this week and look at some of the bad habits that can actually increase your costs, or at least, leave you at risk of being unable to recover them.
We hope you find them useful and if you do, that you’ll share them with colleagues.
Law Costs Draftsman
Failure to Inform the Client of an Increase in Hourly Rates
Law Costs Draftsman
Incurring Travel Time Which May Not be Recoverable Between the Parties
“Careful consideration should be given with regards to travelling to Claimant and Witness meetings to obtain statements, as this time can be difficult to recover. If this work is outsourced to agents this can be recovered from the paying party in accordance with Smith Graham v Lord Chancellor’s Dept (1999), thus freeing up time for the conducting fee earner to concentrate on more complex issues involved with the case.“
Senior Law Costs Draftsman
Failure to Attempt to Negotiate Agreement of a Precedent H Costs Budget Prior to the CMC
Costs Lawyer & Assistant Manager
Failure to Advise Your Own Client of Any Success Fee For Which They May Be Liable
“Ensure the client is fully advised when entering into a CFA, to avoid any solicitor / own client disputes at the conclusion of the case.“
Costs Lawyer / Manager
Ignoring Assumptions or Figures in Your Costs Budget
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