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Costs related hearings, be it Detailed Assessment hearings, Costs Case Management Conferences or Solicitor and Client assessments, can often involve complex, technical issues which require the involvement of an experienced and qualified legal costs advocate. Our team of dedicated advocates are all qualified Costs Lawyers with rights of audience and are regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board.

Our Specialist Areas Of Advocacy

We are regularly instructed to attend as advocates at the Senior Courts Costs Office and regional County Courts in relation to the following types of hearing:

  • Detailed Assessment Hearings
  • Costs and Case Management Conferences
  • Solicitor and Client Hearings and Assessments
  • Costs Related Appeals
  • Costs Related Applications

Our Lead Advocate

Senior Partner John Mistri is our lead advocate and has accumulated over 25 years’ worth of advocacy experience. With an enviable reputation in the legal costs circuit, John is renowned for combining his abundance of experience, technical expertise and exceptional judgment to consistently achieve successful outcomes at costs related hearings.

John routinely represents clients in both the justification and opposition of costs and as a regulated Costs Lawyer, has rights of audience to represent clients at costs related hearings in most courts and tribunals in England and Wales, including all County Courts and the Senior Courts Costs Office. John is recognised by clients for maintaining the highest standards of advocacy and has an exceptional success rate at Detailed Assessment hearings. He also enjoys an excellent reputation with the judiciary.

Different Courts often have varying approaches to dealing with costs related issues. Understanding the approach favoured by a particular Court significantly improves the prospect of a successful outcome at a hearing. John’s many years of experience have provided him with a unique insight as to the varying approaches adopted by the individual Masters and Costs Judges in the Senior Courts Costs Office and many regional County Courts. This often proves advantageous for John when attending hearings and significantly increases the prospects of a successful outcome.

What We Can Offer You

Our team of experienced Costs Lawyers are dedicated to achieving the best results for our clients. We understand the importance of presenting a strong case that will stand up to scrutiny before a Costs Officer or Judge and maximise the chances of a successful outcome for the client.

If you require robust representation at a Detailed Assessment Hearing, Costs and Case Management Conference or any other costs related hearing, our highly experienced team of advocates would be pleased to assist.

All initial enquiries are completely free of charge, so please do not hesitate to call us. We will provide you with a price quotation and a choice of funding methods so get in touch today to speak to one of our legal costs experts.

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John Mistri

Senior Partner, Costs
Lawyer & Mediator Legal Costs

Our clients have described John’s approach as being clear and pragmatic. He was described as being a valuable asset whilst working on the long running Bates v Post Office Ltd Group Litigation which settled in late 2019.

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