About Us

Alternative Costs

Incorporated in 2006, Alternative Costs provides a bespoke costs consultancy and negotiation service for anyone from a single partner practice to a Legal 100 firm who require a swift, reliable and professional service.

From the moment we receive your file, whether that be collected by our couriers or by electronic means, you can rest assured that recovery of your hard earned costs for receiving party matters will remain a priority until settlement is achieved. All files are dealt with under the terms of our agreed minimum service levels scheme to ensure that they are progressed consistently and settled with the minimum of fuss. You can choose to be involved in the process as much or as little as you want to.

At Alternative Costs we pride ourselves on excellent recovery rates, coupled with realistic advice on P36 offers. On paying party matters, you can be assured of a robust approach supported by solid and realistic advice and professionally prepared bespoke Points of Dispute when necessary. We offer a comprehensive variety of services designed to deal with all cases from instruction to conclusion whether that be amicable settlement through negotiation or detailed assessment of a formal bill.

We have always kept a keen eye on the numerous possibilities for improvement over a traditional costs drafting service by utilising IT solutions, management software and the internet to enhance our customer service.

We have developed a bespoke costs management system designed to speed up the process of negotiation, client reporting and bill drafting to offer a service level far in excess of some much larger companies.

The system has been written from scratch to our exact requirements to enable us to provide all of our customers with a speed and quality of service that we believe will be unavailable to them elsewhere. There is also the additional advantage that our system is constantly developed to enable us to provide bespoke services to our clients and to update software to keep up with the ever-changing world of legal costs.

Client care is our highest priority. We are constantly reviewing client comments and updating our systems of work to ensure that our service links seamlessly with your own practices.