QM Costs provides a full auditing service in relation to our clients’ own legal services providers.
Whether the aim is to ensure compliance with terms of engagement or apply an alternative approach through litigation, our costs experts are able to add value through advice and assistance.
Clients’ legal costs are often controlled by an electronic billing system that automatically ensures that costs limitations within the retainer are applied. However, we find that a detailed and manual analysis of the time claimed and the data input remains the most effective method to ensure full compliance with terms of engagement.
Audits can be undertaken either remotely or in-house in a professional manner, appropriate to the ongoing relationship with your legal services provider.
QM Costs are on hand to offer insightful and commercial advice whenever our clients enter into a legal services contract to ensure the levels of legal costs provided for is reasonable, proportionate and transparent within terms of engagement.