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Costs Team

As part of the UK’s largest internal legal costs team, Irwin Mitchell’s costs lawyers are uniquely placed to offer the same high level of service to external clients as well.

Our team of 100 includes 27 qualified costs lawyers, 2 qualified solicitors and 2 qualified FCILEx Chartered Legal Executives. We are involved with 650 contentious court hearings and 1500 claims for costs per year with values up to £5m.

We are experienced with all areas of costs and funding for legal services and can help with:

  • Recovering legal costs from the losing side of a case
  • Representing you in court hearings to recover or challenge legal costs payments
  • Preparing budgets and estimates for the costs of running a legal case
  • Claiming legal costs from the Legal Services Commission
  • Advising clients and institutions about the best way to fund your legal costs
  • Drafting documents and contracts for costs services, e.g. Collective Conditional Agreements

Irwin Mitchell’s full-service structure gives our costs lawyers an unrivalled breadth of experience including areas of law as diverse as personal injury, commercial litigation, family cases and Court of Protection. We also employ a number of highly specialised Costs Lawyers who can offer a deep understanding of the most complex cases.

We offer this expertise at a competitive rate with a range of funding options. Once you have contacted our team to discuss your requirements, we can advise on a variety of funding methods such as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), fixed fees and discounted fees.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.


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Recent Work

Merrix v Heart of England Foundation Trust 2017

When the Bill of Costs submitted for this case was less than the Court-approved Costs Budget, we argued that the Court shouldn’t deviate from an approved Budget without a good reason.

Chad Mole v Parkdean Holiday Parks Ltd

We successfully defended a challenge against our legal costs when the Official Solicitor took over the role of litigation friend of our infant client.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

New Cambridge University Report Calls For MPs Not To Underestimate UK Manufacturing

12 / 06 / 19 Read More

Parliament's Women And Equalities Committee Publishes NDA Report

11 / 06 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Lawyer Advising Coronation Street Scriptwriters

10 / 06 / 19 Read More

Borrow A Boat Sets Sail On Expansion Drive Following Successful Fundraising

03 / 06 / 19 Read More

Court Of Appeal Rules In Favour Of Employers In Long Running Shared Parental Leave Claims

24 / 05 / 19 Read More

New Report Calls For HS2 Review To Ensure It Delivers For The North

20 / 05 / 19 Read More