Board of Legal Costs Mediators
The main objective of the BLCM is to provide an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) platform as an alternative to formal taxations in all South African forums.
BLCM provides a neutral platform and physical venue for parties to resolve disputes relating to the taxation of bills of costs.
BLCM provides a forum with competent and experienced Legal Costs Mediators and Assessors to assist parties in resolving their legal costs disputes.
There are currently 4 Legal Costs Experts/Mediators/Assessors on the member panel.
Each member pays a membership fee to belong to the BLCM and has to comply with a strict Code of Conduct.
The BLCM’s members are bound to the ethics of “good practice” and apply a certain set of case-law pre-determined legal costs practices to all mediation/assessments.
There will soon be 15 members who can be appointed in all major centres in South Africa with a maximum of 10 working days waiting time.
The BLCM is administered by The Mafuta Trust , which has a 25% BEE beneficiary component.