Drafting Points of Dispute and Preparing for Assessment on the New Format Bill of Costs


2.5 CPD Hours

This is a practical seminar where you'll gain hands-on experience of working with the new ACL electronic bill of costs and Precedent S.

Delegates will explore the functionality behind the new bills of costs and be provided with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of working with the new bills to prepare Points of Dispute. Delegates will consider different levels of generality when considering costs claimed, draft points of principle and challenge specific items in both the ACL bill and Precedent S.

This interactive session will give you the opportunity to explore the filtering functions on the bills and how best to prepare points of dispute to assist the court at an assessment hearing. You will be given completed bills and will gain benefit from working collaboratively with peers on challenging time entries and items claimed. Additionally, the session aims to equip you with the skills to streamline the drafting process using tips and tricks to make the process more efficient.

Topics you'll cover during the session include:

  • Comparison to budget
  • Fee earner and Counsel use
  • Document time
  • The Codes
  • Disbursements claimed
  • Useful formula
  • Advanced filtering

Please note that for use during the session you are required to bring a laptop with a version of Microsoft Excel installed.

Registration: 13.00 pm
Seminar starts: 13.15 pm
Seminar ends: 15.45pm 

Member rate:  £60 + VAT
Non-member rate:  £85 + VAT 

Places are limited and early booking is advisable.


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In Brief

  • Tuesday 09 April 2019
  • Wednesday 03 April 2019
  • Irwin Mitchell, One St Peter's Square, Manchester