Legal Costs Assessment is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), used in place of legal costs taxations in the finalising of costs disputes.
Legal Costs Assessment is a process in which the parties to a costs dispute present arguments and evidence to a Legal Costs Assessor who makes a determination by exercising his/her discretion based on past experience, case law and practices..
The legal costs dispute is heard privately at a time and place that is agreed upon by all parties and they choose a system that promises a fair and private resolution in circumstances most suited to their needs.
Furthermore, parties have the security of an administered system with a carefully drafted Code of Conduct.
BLCM provides a neutral platform and physical venue for parties to resolve disputes relating to the taxation of bills of costs and a forum with competent and experienced Legal Costs Mediators and Assessors to assist parties in resolving their legal costs disputes.
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