Assessing costs, whether party/party or solicitor/client, often seems uncertain and hard to predict. When you engage Blackstone you will receive accurate and timely advice to ensure maximum costs captured.
We are experts in both short-form costs assessments and Court-appointed costs assessments. We frequently provide short-form assessments prior to settlement conferences/mediations to assist our clients with an estimate of the likely party/party recovery should the matter resolve.
This enables practitioners to consider whether a “plus costs” or, alternatively, an “all in” settlement is most suitable. No matter whether you are a personal injury or commercial lawyer/litigator or a transactional lawyer, getting the most out of the costs assessment process means being detailed and methodical about capturing costs as you incur them. Having your costs assessed prior to settlement can provide alternatives to waiting until after a matter is finalised.