As a fundamental part of your team, we aim to provide advice and strategy at all key stages during the conduct of the case for e.g., when making or considering Part 36 offers, at interlocutory hearings to support applications for interim payments on account of costs – when considering settlement of the case to ensure that you have the benefit of a sound agreement to pay costs.
We can assist with forecasting the solicitor/client Budget on a case-by-case basis to manage client’s expectations as to their exposure for costs which will inform strategy. We can assist in the early stages of receiving instructions to explore alternative pricing (retainer) options for you and your client and can review these options and estimates as the matter progresses.
We are associated with BigHand and can highly recommend their Evaluate product as a software tool which can integrate with your case management system to address the budgeting needs on a department-by-department firm wide basis. If you are interested in receiving a demonstration of this product, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Victoria Morrison-Hughes.