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Legal Costs Experts

Since 1995, SPH have provided Legal Costs Services to Professional Deputies, Solicitors Practices, Police & Local Authorities, Law Centres & Charities, Corporate & Personal Clients.  

Mr S P Higginbotham, Costs Lawyer * Mr A Armson LLB (Hons), Costs Lawyer * Mr A Jones LLB (Hons) * Mrs A Bradbury, Costs Lawyer 

Court of Protection Bills and E-Filing

We assist Deputies and Solicitors Nationwide to process their Costs efficiently.

We prepare traditional & electronic Bills, deal with E-Filing and the entire Detailed Assessment process.

Costs Budgeting & Between the parties costs

Preparing accurate budgets is a critical step in modern litigation. We also deal with Negotiating Budgets, Hearings, Advice, Bill preparation, Objections, Replies, Costs Negotiations & Hearings.


We have various methods for receiving electronic instructions including our portal.  Traditional paper files can be collected by our in-house or external courier.  

Legally Aided Costs - CCMS

We can manage the entire CCMS or Court process on your behalf.  Our dedicated CCMS department can free your time by not only preparing your costs claim but will also deal with all the steps required to secure payment from the LAA.

We can assist Clients with either traditional paper files or those who are paperless.

LAA - High Cost Case Plans 

We can prepare High-Cost Case Plans under the VHCC CCFS scheme to include both interim and final High-Cost Case Plans, collating the significant amount of supporting documentation required by the LAA. We can also prepare Non-Family High-Cost Case Plans which will include liaising with yourselves and updating the same throughout the lifetime of the matter.

We are a Company of Costs Experts operating in both Leyland in Lancashire and Northampton. Over the last 28 years, our team has gained a wealth of experience and built strong professional relationships with a large number of clients across all sectors including Private Practice, Local & Police Authorities, and Insurance.  We have expertise in all manner of cases to include Court of Protection, Legally Aided, Commercial, Personal Injury, and Police cases. Same-day service available upon request. We also have a dedicated e-filing department and offer a full 'cradle to grave' service.


We understand that in the changing legal landscape cash flow and optimal outcomes are paramount. Our services are geared to achieve these objectives at market-leading rates.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements or to arrange a complimentary collection of your papers.  We collect & deliver Nationwide from your Home or Office and also have facilities to receive electronic files and case management data. 



LANCASHIRE OFFICE - T: 01772 435550


SPH Costing Services Ltd, Leyland House, LBP, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TY

NORTHAMPTON OFFICE  - T: 01604 604035

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