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Between the parties costs

We would welcome the opportunity of demonstrating our exceptional between the parties Costing Service to you.

Increasingly, the process is paperless for those of our clients who do not operate with traditional paper files.  We have various methods for receiving electronic instructions including our portal.  Traditional paper files can be collected by our in-house or external courier.  


The Team is led by Senior Costs Lawyer, Andrew Armson LLB (Hons) who is an approved CPD training provider accredited by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board.

We can assist with all aspects of the process including:

  • Preparation of Bills of Costs for Detailed Assessment.

  • Preparation of Costs Budgets.

  • Preparation of Objections & Replies.

  • Negotiations. 

  • Advocacy.

  • Advice on Part 36 offers & settlement proposals.


We have considerable experience in all areas of Civil Costs including:

  • Medical Negligence.

  • Housing Disrepair.

  • Personal Injury.

  • Commercial Matters.

and have represented our clients throughout all levels of the Courts, from the County Court to the Supreme Court.

Whether we are instructed in relation to Budgets or in the Detailed Assessment process, the art of negotiation is a constant companion to our entire process. This may be by way of persuasive written documents or robust telephone negotiation. When these are coupled with our knowledge and experience of the process, we believe you will find yourself in safe hands and that we are perfectly placed to achieve the right outcome.

The Company, which has been providing specialist costs services since 1995, includes qualified and experienced Costs Lawyers who are regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board. ​We provide a comprehensive range of legal costs services geared to maximise both your fee income and cash flow.​

A priority service is available for urgent matters.

Please contact Andrew Armson on 01772 435550 to discuss your requirements or email: for further details.

Legal Costs

"I have used SPH Costing Services at their Preston office headed by Andrew Armson for about 6 years, mostly on disease or multitrack cases, but also on fast track cases where insurers have been obdurate. SPH argue with academic superiority and excellent tactics.

SPH are pro-active, often making suggestions beyond their instruction when preparing budgets, polite at giving gentle reminders when required, and will give impromptu assistance in relation to day to day queries. I try not to abuse their willingness to assist!

When negotiating, they keep their updates and requests for instructions to key pertinent outstanding issues and provide good summaries of net effects if an offer is accepted, rather than simply forwarding on what an opponent has argued and waiting for unguided instruction, like some lesser costs firms.

They negotiate very well – I note a sense of disappointment from some Defendant solicitors when I tell them which costs firm I will be using!

It is a pleasure doing business with SPH and to work with a costing service where there is still a genuine enthusiasm for costs law, and in getting a good result for their clients." - Ginny Newman - Chartered Legal Executive


SPH Costing Services Ltd

Leyland House, LBP, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TY

T: 01772 435550

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