Abacus The Law Costs Consultants is a proactive and dynamic specialist legal costs practice that prides itself on the provision of comprehensive, detailed and wide ranging legal costs services to solicitors, insurers, government bodies and institutions, in Dublin, London and Belfast.

At Abacus we are conscious of ensuring that a robust approach is adopted in respect of both the recovery of costs and disputing legal costs payable by the client. To this end, we are focused at all times on protecting the interests of our clients and offering a tailored solution to arising issues concerning costs, while also offering a customer friendly approach with a view to achieving optimal results for our clients.

Abacus acted as the sole Costs Accountants for the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, presided over by Mr Justice Sean Ryan. Our involvement in this Commission spanned over 14 years, and involved dealing with claims for third party legal costs (from complainants and respondents) with a total value in excess of €57 million. The level of savings achieved for the public purse were unprecedented for government Commissions of Inquiry, equating to over 45% of the total amount claimed.

The Costs Accountants at Abacus are equally as comfortable whether dealing with the recovery of costs or opposing claims for costs payable by the client. Our extensive experience in both respects enables us to provide a full, across the board service, from the first contact until the conclusion of a matter.