Abacus provides a comprehensive service across the whole spectrum of legal costs, including the following:

Preparation of detailed Bills of Costs – party and party, and solicitor/client

Preparation of summary Bills of Costs/schedules of costs, for without prejudice negotiations and/or security for costs applications

Opposing claims for costs, including analysis and initial advice, negotiations and participating in mediation/arbitration as appropriate

Advising on the terms of costs orders to be sought at the conclusion of proceedings, and in respect of solicitor/client disputes

Conducting on site file inspections

Attendance at adjudication hearings, both in respect of High Court/Supreme Court and Circuit Court matters

Dealing with adjudication review applications (Sections 160 & 161)

Attendance at costs mediation, arbitration and/or other forms of ADR

Preparation of legal costs budgets and tenders

Auditing of solicitors’ charges

Provision of in house costs seminars

Preparation of costs estimates/budgets, including advice on Section 150 (formerly Section 68) estimates of costs

Applications for a payment on account of costs, pursuant to Practice Direction HC71

General advice on all aspects of legal costs

We can arrange for courier collection of your files in the Central Dublin and Central Belfast area(s). Alternatively, we are happy to receive files in electronic form.

*We regret we are unable to accept instructions in respect of costs claimed against the following organisations:
• The Medical Protection Society
• The Directorate of Legal Services (Belfast)

Would you like to know how we can assist you? Send an e-mail to, and we will get back to you promptly.