Electronic Bill of Costs
As of the 6th April 2018 the New Electronic Bill becomes mandatory which will have an impact as to how the receiving party presents their Bill of Costs.
We understand that over the next two years it is the intention of the Senior Courts Cost Office to operate completely digitally.
We appreciate that the New Electronic Bill may appear very daunting and also time consuming to complete, that is why we wish to offer our services to take away the burden of completing the Electronic Bill and let Cost Chambers Legal Cost Consultants act on your behalf.
At Cost Chambers Legal Cost Consultants we support the view of Master Gordon Saker who during his speech at the Cost Law Reports 2017 indicated that for cases that straddle 6th April 2018, parties could submit a paper Bill for the work done before that date and an Electronic Bill for work post 6th April 2018, “but frankly we are working possibly on the false assumption that if you’ve got to prepare an Electronic Bill, you’re probably going to do it for the whole case rather than just a bit of it”. It is the view of Cost Chambers Legal Cost Consultants Limited that it would be convoluted to prepare two Bills (one paper, and one electronic) and would offer the service to our clients to prepare one Electronic Bill for the whole case.
Cost Chambers Legal Cost Consultants have invested in technology and also training to ensure that our clients receive an uninterrupted level of service that is of the highest standard.
We accept a variety of different instructions and appreciate that every solicitor client operates differently; the service we offer is bespoke and tailored to suit your firm’s requirements.
The Electronic Bill is meant to compliment a computerised time recoding system that will code items of work. However we are aware that some clients do not have the resources to invest in the latest time recording software which is why upon receipt of instructions we will work through the file and code the work on your behalf before completing the Electronic Bill of Costs.
We offer very competitive fees and can assure a very quick turnaround.
We have the resources to accept instructions electronically and offer a nationwide courier service that is free of charge to our clients.
Don’t be caught out by the change on the 6th April 2018.
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change” – Charles Darwin