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Court of Protection Deputy

"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."

Legal Aid Solcitor

“We have used SPH now for about the last three years to do our legal costing and bills work. We have always found them to be a highly professional organisation. There is a very quick turn around in their work and we have never had to chase them for work to be returned. What we have found particularly helpful is if difficulties arise on cases that we can ring and ask them for general advice. That advice is always forthcoming and we have found it to be accurate and helpful. We would recommend them to any other law firm .”

Litigation Solicitor

"I instruct SPH Costing Services on a regular basis using their services for Costs Budgets, drafting Bills, negotiating costs and detailed assessment.  On each occasion I have found SPH to be both thorough and professional but at the same time personable and approachable.  Instructing SPH gives me peace of mind of knowing that recoverability of my client’s costs will be dealt with properly and that everything possible will be done to secure the most satisfactory outcome."

Local Authority Solicitor 

"SPH offers a swift and professional service, with regular updates. The way the matters are handled gives me confidence that we are getting the best outcomes for our clients. Andrew Armson is a very proactive costs advocate. He provides excellent advice, which is greatly appreciated by his instructing solicitors and clients alike."

Personal Injury Solicitor

"I have used SPH Costing Services at their Preston office headed by Andrew Armson for about 6 years, mostly on disease or multi-track cases, but also on fast-track cases where insurers have been obdurate. SPH argues 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."

Commercial Solicitor

“We have used SPH on professional negligence and commercial litigation matters since 2005. We specialise in difficult cases, and our requests are never run of the mill.

SPH’s Andrew Armson in particular is a font of knowledge of all things costs and his turn around speed and level of detail keep us coming back. Andrew has represented us at trial for detailed costs submissions, at SCCO, Land Tribunals and in the County Court.

SPH are a safe harbour for costs issues and it’s great to be able to telephone and run issues past them. They manage to retain a great level of service alongside a good sense of humour. An important part of our wider team – rather than just an external service provider.”

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