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          DWF Costs

          DWF Costs provides expert direction in relation to all cost matters - from recovery through to negotiation, points of dispute, provisional assessments and detailed assessment hearings.

          DWF Costs


          One of the largest costs businesses in the UK, our clients trust us to deliver expert support in all areas of costs management, including legal bill drafting (receiving party); legal bill analysis and opposition (paying party); attending costs related hearings; volume costs claims handling; costs alternative dispute resolution; costs audit (legal and otherwise); independent costs assessment; and legal project management.

          We have been trusted by clients to handle over £72m of claims. Our average saving rate is more than 34%

          A national costs team

          With almost 60 staff across six DWF offices, our costs team works at all levels of expertise, and includes solicitors, CILEX, costs lawyers and a costs barrister.

          Letting the savings speak for themselves

          We understand that service excellence needs to come hand in hand with a commitment to reducing risk and costs. In the past year alone we have been trusted, by clients, to handle over £72m of claims.  What sets us apart, however, is our consistent cost saving performance - with an average saving rate of more than 34%.

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          Steven Dawson examines proportionality in light of the recent decision in Reynolds.

          Ever since the concept of proportionality was introduced to legal costs as part of the Woolf reforms, courts and legal practitioners have wrestled with what it actually means.

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          What our clients say

          "I have a long working relationship with Simon and his team. I have always found their expertise, market insight and level of attention to be excellent."
          – Director of Legal, Aviva UK General Insurance
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          Simon Murray

          • Partner // Head of Costs Services


          Steven Dawson

          • Senior Technical Director

          William Mackenzie

          • Manager/Costs Lawyer

          Simon Fisher

          • Senior Manager & Costs Lawyer