Costs in the Court of Protection
We are instructed by Deputies & Solicitors to recover fair remuneration in this sensitive and specialist area.
We can draft your bills and support you in all Court of Protection matters to include complex matters which are regularly dealt with. These include bills relating to applications for Deputyship, statutory wills, annual general Deputyship costs, deprivation of liberty claims, and claims requiring costs to be recovered from the Legal Aid Agency. Our market-leading 7-day turnaround coupled with competitive pricing gives us a competitive edge. Our payment structure ensures that the Deputy suffers no shortfall in relation to our fees.
Since the mandatory introduction of e-filing in January, we have received repeated feedback from our clients that many have found the system time consuming and cumbersome. We have therefore developed our procedures to meet our Clients' needs.
In addition to our bill drawing service, we now offer a ‘cradle to grave’ service for all matters which require assessment by the SCCO, which we find is preferred by most of our clients.
Our service starts with the Bill of Costs being prepared by us in the normal manner and sent to you for approval. When the signed bill has been received back from you, we proceed to e-file the bill and supporting documents. Upon receipt of the acceptance notice from the court, your file of papers is then lodged with the Costs Office. Once the costs have been assessed, and you have approved the amount allowed, we then prepare and e-file the costs summary and Final Costs Certificate.
Files can be collected from your home or office by our complimentary in-house courier or sent via the DX. We also accept electronic files and have a priority service available for urgent matters.
Our team has an outstanding reputation for their skill, expertise, and integrity. Many of the Bills we prepare are approved as drawn. The Company includes Costs Lawyers who are regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board.
We can offer a variety of competitive fee structures to suit your individual requirements, whether on a case by case basis or on a service level agreement. We would be pleased to discuss this with you at the outset.
"I regularly use SPH costing for my Court of Protection files. I receive a most professional and efficient service from them. They assist me with not only preparing the bill of costs, but are also invaluable with their aftercare service, assisting me with the recalculation of bills and preparation of summaries where required. All the staff are most helpful and a pleasure to speak to. I would highly recommend their services."
SPH Costing Services Ltd
Leyland House, LBP, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TY
DX 20217 Leyland
T: 01772 435550
DX 12403 Northampton
T: 01604 604035