Inter Partes Costs Negotiation

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We are regularly asked to intervene when negotiations on costs have broken down. Our reputation precedes us and we will often be able to break the deadlock and reach a settlement without the need for a formal bill to be drawn.


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.

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


"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


DX 20217 Leyland

T: 01772 435550

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