It’s one of those things most people don’t realise; getting a costs order in a legal matter is not always a simple matter of sending through an invoice to the other side!
In a recent case, we obtained an excellent result for our client through settlement. At the first costs hearing, the other party attempted to convince the Court that they were not ready for the hearing, in spite of having had months to prepare.
We successfully argued for further costs to be added in our client’s favour, and after some negotiation and further delay tactics by the other side, we managed to convince the other party to settle for an amount which our client was happy to receive.
Saving the client further costs is important to us, as is a speedy resolution of any litigation matter.