R Costings https://www.rcostings.co.uk A leading firm of Law Costs Draftsmen, Costs Lawyers & Legal Costs Consultants Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:23:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 STATEMENT: COVID-19 https://www.rcostings.co.uk/news/statement-covid-19/ Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:48:35 +0000 https://www.rcostings.co.uk/?p=1214 R Costings are actively monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and are following all guidance and advice issued by the UK Government and Public Health England. Further to the latest updates: Public Health England (PHE) advises to stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature a new...
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R Costings are actively monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and are following all guidance and advice issued by the UK Government and Public Health England.

Further to the latest updates:

Public Health England (PHE) advises to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

We will respectfully ask that you follow the advice given and do not access our offices if you are concerned that you have symptoms of, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been to one of the named places on the Government website in the last 14 days.

We would also ask that if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) within 14 days of visiting our offices to contact us as soon as possible on 01480 463499 or email Paul@rcostings.co.uk

Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR CLIENTS?

R Costings Ltd , as you’d expect, have business continuity plans in place for these types of situations, and we will continue to review those in line with official advice and guidance. We are monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation with the wellbeing of our team and wider community as our priority.

R Costings Ltd is committed to providing an excellent service to you. We understand that many of our clients will be adopting the same home-working structure, and R Costings will, therefore, be extending our free driver collection service to collect from individual fee earners’ working remotely where requested. Therefore, if you have any specific requests regarding the collection/delivery of files during this time, please liaise with us directly so we can accommodate your needs. Rest-assured our drivers will continue to take the necessary health and safety precautions.

We appreciate your co-operation and as ever, are available to discuss any concerns you may have either by telephone or email.

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GUIDANCE ON SOLICITORS FEES https://www.rcostings.co.uk/news/guidance-on-solicitors-fees/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:48:48 +0000 https://www.rcostings.co.uk/?p=1187 Guideline hourly rates These are the guideline rates in effect from 2010. Find out previous guideline rates for 1999–2009. London grades National grade 1 Covers the following areas: Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (incl Poole) Birmingham Inner Bristol Cambridge City, Harlow Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells Cardiff (Inner) Chelmsford South, Essex, East Suffolk Fareham, Winchester Hampshire, Dorset,...
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Guideline hourly rates

These are the guideline rates in effect from 2010. Find out previous guideline rates for 1999–2009.

London grades

National grade 1

Covers the following areas:

  • Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (incl Poole)
  • Birmingham Inner
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge City, Harlow
  • Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells
  • Cardiff (Inner)
  • Chelmsford South, Essex, East Suffolk
  • Fareham, Winchester
  • Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight
  • Kingston, Guildford, Reigate, Epsom
  • Leeds Inner (within 2km of City Art Gallery)
  • Lewes
  • Liverpool, Birkenhead
  • Manchester Central
  • Newcastle – City Centre (within 2m of St Nicholas Cathedral)
  • Norwich City
  • Nottingham City
  • Oxford, Thames Valley
  • Southampton, Portsmouth
  • Swindon, Basingstoke
  • Watford

National grade 2

Covers the following areas:

  • Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
  • Bury
  • Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Norfolk, Lowestoft
  • Chester, North Wales
  • Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford, Warwick
  • Exeter, Plymouth
  • Hull (City)
  • Leeds Outer, Wakefield, Pontefract
  • Leigh
  • Lincoln
  • Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
  • Manchester Outer, Oldham, Bolton, Tameside
  • Newcastle (other than City Centre)
  • Nottingham, Derbyshire
  • Sheffield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Southport
  • St Helens
  • Stockport, Altrincham, Salford
  • Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
  • Wigan
  • Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Stourbridge
  • York, Harrogate

National grade 3

Covers the following areas:

  • Birmingham Outer
  • Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Skipton
  • Cumbria
  • Devon, Cornwall
  • Grimsby, Skegness
  • Hull Outer
  • Kidderminster
  • Northampton, Leicester
  • Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley, Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn, Rawenstall, Nelson
  • Scarborough, Ripon
  • Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
  • Teesside
  • Worcester, Hereford, Evesham, Redditch
  • Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry
  • South and West Wales

National grades: A–Z by area

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Cost Estimates & Schedules https://www.rcostings.co.uk/our-services/cost-estimates-schedules/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:00:26 +0000 http://localhost:8888/r-costings/?post_type=service&p=228 Our team of expert Draftsmen can provide detailed and accurate Cost Estimates using their expertise. We can also prepare legal Costs Schedules for summary assessment relating to cases proceeding to a fast-track trial or any interlocutory hearing.

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Bill of Costs https://www.rcostings.co.uk/our-services/bill-of-costs/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:25:36 +0000 https://www.rcostings.co.uk/?post_type=service&p=854 Your Bill of Costs will be prepared by a trained expert in the required discipline, trained to recognise legitimate time that should be included within your Bill of Costs, helping you to maximise recovery.

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Law Costs Budgeting & Management https://www.rcostings.co.uk/our-services/legal-costs-budgeting/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:25:16 +0000 http://localhost:8888/r-costings/?post_type=service&p=205 Our dedicated team of professionals are experts in the preparation of accurate and realistic Costs Budgets, and will provide a bespoke service whilst working within the defined parameters of the Costs Management process.

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Points of Dispute/Replies https://www.rcostings.co.uk/our-services/points-of-dispute-reply/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:41:54 +0000 http://localhost:8888/r-costings/?post_type=service&p=216 We are able to prepare Points of Dispute and Points of Replies, and our highly trained Costs Lawyers and Draftsmen are able to advise on the costs of disbursements.

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Assessment Hearings https://www.rcostings.co.uk/our-services/assessment-hearings/ Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:02:42 +0000 http://localhost:8888/r-costings/?post_type=service&p=230 When negotiations have reached an impasse, our team will prepare all documents and bundles necessary for Detailed Assessment hearings in accordance with the Rules and Practice Directions.

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Advice on Costs https://www.rcostings.co.uk/our-services/advice-on-costs/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:37:22 +0000 https://www.rcostings.co.uk/?post_type=service&p=861 Our Costs Lawyers and Draftsmen are able to advise on cost recommendations, and, if required, proceed to conduct all negotiations or hearings based upon their advice.

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