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A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

All things costs: From attendance notes to bills to replies to the assessment hearing - Part 1

All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

This webinar is part one of a series covering all things costs.  Each session can be viewed on its own or as part of the series.

Presented by Tom Jenkinson will cover:

  • Time recording and attendance notes.  What are costs drafters and judges looking for?  Complexities in the case, vulnerability of the claimant
  • What are the steps and time limits for detailed assessment?
  • What do I check in a bill of costs?  Retrospective retainers, what to exclude, naming solicitors (AKC v Barking), VAT, previous solicitors, complex costs orders, anonymity orders, paper or electronic bill
  • How do I prepare the perfect narrative?
  • What do defendant’s typically dispute and how should I respond?  Retainer challenges, Hourly rates, budgeting, Ainsworth v Stewarts, evidence on hourly rates, the new guideline hourly rates and inflation
  • Provisional and detailed assessment.  Should I change my approach for PA?
  • How do I approach ADR?  Calderbank offers, mediation, part 36, WP meetings, WP offers, all inclusive offers


This webinar is part of a two session series.

Further details about part 2 can be found here


1 person - member/accredited firm: £85 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £115 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £150 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £185 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £375 + VAT


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10 Apr 2024

On-demand recording
From 10 Apr 2024 to 10 Oct 2024