• 24/06/2019

    We’re Hiring

    We’re searching for an experienced Costs Lawyer/Law Costs Draftsman to join our fun and talented team to work in the Litigation department. If you would like to work for a firm that values it’s employees by offering flexible working opportunities, a generous bonus & pension scheme, health insurance, CPD training […]

  • 20/05/2019


    In other Divorce related news, Claire Robson took part in the HMCTS Reform Event in respect of family proceedings.  This informative webinar outlined HMCTS’ progress, future plans for the digitisation of family proceedings and allowed attendees to ask any questions.  At the present time in Divorce proceedings, a Petition can […]

  • 20/05/2019

    Divorce Rules

    April saw the news that the Divorce rules were to be overhauled to get rid of ‘blame’ in Divorce proceedings and to allow couples to separate more quickly.  Under the current rules one spouse has to allege adultery or unreasonable behaviour to start Divorce proceedings immediately.  ‘No fault’ Divorces can […]

  • 29/04/2019


    As a company we felt that it was important to recognise the achievements and loyalty of members of our team for their dedication, time and talent that they bring to Paramount Legal Costs. So, on Wednesday 24 April as part of our Paramount team meeting, 5 members of the team […]

  • 07/08/2018

    Meet The Team – Claire Robson (part three)

    In the final part of of introducing Claire we find out how her role has changed while being at Paramount, her top costing tip and the best piece of advice she has been given.

  • 07/08/2018

    Meet The Team – Claire Robson (part two)

    In part two of introducing Claire, we find out about the changes she has seen in her area of costing, who inspires her and her love of The Rock!

  • 18/07/2018

    Meet The Team – Claire Robson (part one)

    This week we introduce Claire who is the head of our Care and Family Department.

  • 10/07/2018

    Meet The Team – Martin Walsh (part three)

    This week Martin shares his number 1 costs tip (he has many to share!) and the best piece of advice he’s received – it’s a good one to live by! Next week we’ll be introducing Claire.

  • 26/06/2018

    Meet The Team – Martin Walsh (part two)

    After a short break the Meet The Team series is back! In this post we find out who inspires Martin and his pet peeves – it’s quite a long list!

  • 18/04/2018

    Meet The Team – Martin Walsh (part one)

    Over the coming months we will be introducing a different member of the Paramount team. They will be answering questions like how did they start in the world of costs, what changes they have seen since starting, their number 1 costs tip and if they were stranded on a desert […]

  • 28/04/2017


    Proportionality remains an extremely important topic in the world of costs, and barely a week seems goes by without new case law coming to our attention on the subject. Since the “new” proportionality test into play in April 2013, costs have been subject to two proportionality tests, with the costs […]

  • 28/04/2017

    Private Client Updates

    Increases to Fixed Costs in the Court of Protection from 01 April 2017 Practice Direction B which supplements Part 19 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 has recently set out the increased fixed costs that may be claimed by Solicitors & Public Authorities acting in COP proceedings and the […]

  • 19/05/2016

    Paper and CCMS Legal Aid – The Differences

    When applying for and claiming costs under a Legal Aid Certificate, there are a number of differences between paper and CCMS claims which are worth noting. Legal Aid Certificate – Amendments & Cost Limitation The first most obvious difference is the format of the Legal Aid Certificate.  On a paper […]

  • 06/04/2016

    CPR Update

    I am sure you have seen the recent updates to the CPR that are due to be implemented from today, 6 April 2016, but I just wanted to highlight them from a costs drafting point of view.  The main developments involve costs Budgets and the associated work, including an updated […]

  • 04/03/2016

    Recommendations for improving your costs recovery in Court of Protection bills

    Paramount Legal Costs are committed to assisting our many clients in maximising the recovery of their costs with the aim of increasing their profitability. You can assist us in that regard by following some if not all of the following recommendations: Hourly rates in the case of Louise Smith & […]


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