SERVICES

 

JUDICIAL ACCOUNTS

We have extensive and wide ranging experience in the preparation and adjustment of Judicial Accounts whether they be Court of Session or Sheriff Court actions. While normally these take the form of party/party Costs we also deal with Solicitor and client accounting where such an order has been made and please bear in mind that such a finding is in line with the fee charging agreement entered into with your client.

We provide a managed and comprehensive service which includes free consultation with the instructing Solicitor on preparation/adjustment of Accounts/taxation.

We are able to advise in regard to whether a case warrants an Additional fee or otherwise and the percentage that could be sought with background case law to assist.

You will find our reasoned and measured approach refreshing in regard to recovery or adjustment of Judicial Costs.

We can also assist with regard to preparation or adjustment of Accounts in respect of Arbitrations/ Tribunals/ Legal Expenses Insurers etc.

POINTS OF OBJECTION/RESPONSES OR REPLY

We are able to either deal with Objections/ Responses or reply to any disputed items in Accounts prepared or objected to by us. In particular we are able to quickly identify issues and prepare comprehensive challenges in line with the Rule 42.2.(4) in the Court of Session. Such objections will include general challenges in order to comply with the rules and such complex technical submissions as might arise. While such formal objections are not yet ordered within the ASPIC or other Sheriff Courts it is our policy to prepare such Objections to assist the Auditor/opposing party.

Similarly in cases where challenges/objections are made to any account prepared by us we will aim to advise on the appropriate cost effective way forward and prepare detailed and reasoned Points of Response/Reply in that regard. While detailed Responses/Reply are not yet compulsory we anticipate the possibility of a rule change in this regard. We find such an approach helpful to the opposing party and the Auditor.

NEGOTIATION / TAXATION

We recognise the need for quick and effective negotiation of all accounts in view of the cost consequences that would otherwise arise. You will find we provide a comprehensive and commercial approach finding the most prudent way forward to achieve the most cost effective settlement . We find that all agents and insurers have budget targets to meet and we comply with such protocols that are set in this regard.

In the event that settlement of the account does not prove possible we would then proceed to taxation subject to the Solicitors instructions. We specialise in attending taxations in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts and are entirely happy to attend taxations in Arbitrations/Tribunal Hearings etc. We anticipate that Objections/ Reponses/Reply will greatly shorten the length of time spent at taxation.

OUR SERVICES

RESERVE ESTIMATES
INTERIM COSTS REPORTS
(For Pursuer / Defender / Insurers)
COSTS FOR THE COURT
FEEING GUIDANCE FOR CLIENTS
(In house Seminars)
JUDICIAL ACCOUNTS
AGENT & CLIENT ACCOUNTS
POINTS OF OBJECTION/RESPONSES
NEGOTIATION/TAXATION