We use specialist teams of Costs Draftsmen and Costs Lawyers with years of combined experience to handle the recovery of costs in Clinical Negligence cases.
We know these cases are not straightforward and can be complex in nature. The manner in which defendant insurers approach this can be different from other claims in how they manage both settlement of the claim and payments on account.
It is vital that these cases are handled by an experienced draftsman who will undertake a thorough analysis of the case when preparing the bill of costs. We are aware of the importance of recovery of the ATE premiums on these cases and on top of the Defendants’ arguments to reduce them.
By preparing a formal bill, and wherever possible serving this bill formally, we ensure that the clock is running and the maximum offer is secured in the shortest possible time.
We are always conscious of the level of fees tied up in these often long recovery cases and as such, in addition to driving them towards maximised settlement as quickly as possible, we ensure that payments on account of costs are requested or applied for at the first, and any subsequent, opportunity.
Our drafting fees are recovered directly from the opponent along with any assessment costs, providing you with complete assurance that our fees are cost neutral and will not eat into your own profit costs.