Costs Lawyer Services

Alternative Costs

Our team of Costs Professionals includes a number who are qualified Costs Lawyers regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB).

When instructing a regulated Costs Lawyer, as opposed to an unregulated individual, the client will be assured that; The individual they instruct is trained and qualified in this highly specialist field and remains up to date due to the obligations of regulated individuals to undertake a specified amount of training, or continuing professional development; The individual has the right to conduct the following Reserved Legal Activities under the Legal Services Act 2007;

  • The exercise of a right of audience
  • The conduct of litigation
  • The administration of Oaths

Clients are also assured that the individual they instruct, or their employer, has both Professional Indemnity Insurance and an approved complaints handling policy.


To include:

  • Free file collection via electronic means or courier
  • In-depth reporting tailored to client requirements
  • Costs Budgeting and representation
  • Costs Estimates
  • Without Prejudice Schedules of Costs
  • Bill Drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Part 8 Applications
  • Collating and checking documents for service
  • Points of Dispute
  • Replies to Points of Dispute
  • Nationwide advocacy
  • Free CPD Accredited training and ad-hoc advice on any costs matter to existing clients

All Costs Lawyers at Alternative Costs Ltd are regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board. The CLSB does not currently regulate entities.