Legal Cost Specialists

Costs lawyer's 100% success rate

By on Nov 2, 2011 | 5 comments

Just received email from costs drafting recruitment agency for costs lawyer who “has successfully maintained a record of achieving 100% success in court cases over a 16 year period”.

Is this something to shout about?



  1. Maybe he’s quite good. Or maybe he settles some cases that perhaps he should have proceeded with – only taking dead certain ones to court.

    Or maybe the recruitment agency made a typo.


    2nd November 2011

  2. If you are a claimant costs draftsman who practices in London this would not surprise me.

    Truly Eminent Costs Professional

    2nd November 2011

  3. Or went to one detailed assessment 16 years ago and has never been back since…


    2nd November 2011

  4. Easy

    1.Never fight any case to court

    2. Always settle at an undervalue

    3. 100% success rate over 16 years

    If I was recruiting and wasfaced with that CV I would send the” Dear Sir I regret to inform you etc etc” letter.

    Clearly not fighting his client’s cases so as to maximise costs ecovery on time expended

    Very bad for business I would say

    Kevyn Thompson Longmynd Legal Services

    2nd November 2011

  5. Depends on what you mean by 100% success in court.

    I can quite categorically state that I have 100% success rate in both achieving costs of an action for my receiving party clients and 100% success rate in obtaining a reduction in costs of an action for by paying party clients.

    Then again most costs draftsmen can claim the same, unless you are one of the unlucky ones, who suffered a CFA wipeout (though you could argue that you where successful in obtaining the disbursements) or had the DJ from hell who would not even take a couple letters off the costs sought.


    2nd November 2011

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