We provide regulated professional services on all inter parte and private instructions.
Costs drafting fees on private matters can spiral out of control following difficult negotiations, lengthy Points of Dispute or Replies, and once settlement has been reached you may feel hard done by given the amount you owe your Costs Draftsman.
How We Can Help You
We don’t believe our clients should be penalised for the other side being difficult, given it’s our job to ensure this process is handled with speed, care and economy.
That’s why we aim to recover our costs for preparing any bill within the bill itself, and if we don’t recover our costs in full we will adjust our fees accordingly.
We offer a wide range of inter-parte services including:
- Preparing Costs Budgets
- Advising on Costs Budgets
Detailed and Provisional Assessment
- Preparing Bill of Costs
- Negotiating Settlement
- Preparing Points of Dispute and Replies
- Applications for Interim Payments
- Solicitor Own Client Disputes (firm instructions only)
- Attending Costs Management Conferences
- Attending Detailed Assessment Hearings
- Attending Appeal Hearings on Provisional Assessments
- Attending Summary Assessment Hearings
We offer market leading and competitive rates for all our services. Our inter-parte rates are charged in line with the SCCO Guideline Hourly rates and we may provide fixed fee arrangements on a case by case basis.
For more information please contact us and speak to a member of our Costs Drafting department.
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Shila Kesvari, Partner of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson
Semin Taner, Associate of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
"Professional yet approachable"
Saloud’s approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.
Semin Taner, Associate of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
"Grateful for your knowledge"
I have no hesitation in recommending your services and am grateful for your knowledge, diligence and thoroughness in costing my files.
Simon Grove, Partner of J D Spicer Zeb Solicitors
"Satisfied with the work"
I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm’s CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you.
Maurice Guyer, Partner of Vickers & Co Solicitors
Meet The Experts:
Costs Drafting Team
Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.
In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.
Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).
Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.
Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
— Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson
Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.
— Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.
— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors
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Partners: Greg Powell, Zaman Legal Services Ltd (Directors: Sinead Zaman, Saloud Zaman)
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