Our legal costs panel

We work with a carefully selected panel of cost drafting firms who independently assess each case so that they can allocate a fair split of costs.

Crown Costs

Address:64 Kibbles Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 0JP

Crown are legal costs professionals and are specialists in all areas of law costs drafting and costs consultancy with both Claimant and Defendant expertise.
We offer a fast, efficient and practical service, tailored to the business needs of our clients which maximises the recovery of costs (for Claimants) or maximises the savings on legal costs liability (for Defendants) along with a comprehensive service at a market leading low cost.

Evolution Costs

Address:12 Temple Street, Liverpool, L2 5RH

Evolution Costs is a leading firm of Claimant Law Costs Draftsmen and Costs Lawyers, with a dedicated and vastly experienced team carefully assembled to provide an unsurpassed costs recovery service to its ever-expanding portfolio of important clients. The biggest compliment the company has ever received from any client has been to continue to be generally regarded as ‘a safe pair of hands’ who think on their feet and extract results where other firms may have fallen short.

Integral Legal Costs

Address: Hawthorn House, 14 Manchester Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1BG

The founding Director of Integral Legal; Victoria, is a Costs Lawyer;  with more than 25 years’ experience.

She has both in-house and independent working experience which has afforded her an invaluable dual perspective into the demands on a modern-day lawyer and the support they need from their costs department/supplier. 

The team at Integral Legal Costs pride themselves on their exceptional client care and being a fundamental part of your legal team.


Kain Knight Costs Lawyers

Address: Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN

Kain Knight is the longest established independent firm of costs lawyers with an extensive client base that includes many of the leading names in the legal world. Our services span the entire spectrum of issues relating to costs litigation.

With a strong track record and an enviable reputation in this highly specialised sector of the legal industry, we are resolute in our determination to deliver the best possible results for our clients.


Paramount Legal Costs

Address:Atlantic House, Parkhouse, Carlisle,
Cumbria, CA3 0LJ

As a team of highly experienced Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftsmen we are able to assist our Clients with all costs matters relating to Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Private Client work and Family & Care. We offer a personal approach to costing which is tailored to meet the needs of you and your firm.

Tri Star Costs

Address: Stanley Grange, Ormskirk Road,
Knowsley, L34 4AR

Tri-Star Costs specialise in complete legal costs drafting.
Our team is always happy to offer advice and guidance on any costs issues. We have clients based throughout the UK and we specialise in costs recovery within the following areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Industrial Disease
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Aid
  • Court of Protection
  • Family Law

For more information on our Panel and opportunities to join please get in touch.

Grant Saw Solicitors LLP

“With our Claimant Personal Injury partner retiring in 2014 we decided the time was right to step back from Claimant Personal Injury work. We reviewed the market options, were disappointed at the discounts being applied by potential buyers of the WIP and were subsequently referred to the methodology introduced by Recovery First offering the full realisation of WIP overtime. We are now pleased that we went with Recovery First, despite the concept being relatively new at the time, as it has effectively delivered what it said on the tin. Over the project period we have seen a steady flow of receipts being accounted for to us as per service level agreements, allowing us to recover the full value we had built up in the files."

- Mike Clary, Partner

Copley Clark

“Having taken a strategic decision mid-2014 to be completely out of the Claimant Personal Injury sector by the end of March 2015 we were Recovery Firsts’ first client to step back on a phased basis. PI-Solutions were happy to customise their offering specifically for us and I am happy to say it has worked a treat. We were able to focus our own resource on matters where we had a possibility of concluding within our own timetable and utilised Recovery First's panel firms to continue to work on other matters. Not only have their services allowed us to retain the value we had built in the files, the nature of the services ensured we were able to offer our clients the option of moving to firms with the skill sets required to best service our clients’ specific needs. For firms considering a departure from Claimant Personal Injury work we would have no hesitation recommending Recovery First."

- Malcolm Lawrence, Partner

FRP Advisory

“Having worked successfully with Recovery First for a number of years, we would have no hesitation in recommending their services when it comes to realising value from a book of claimant personal injury work. For one particular FRP Advisory project the realisations are approaching 100% of what was thought to exist at the outset, in a situation where we would have struggled to achieve 20% by way of a discounted sale. On that particular project a number of cases are still running and there is every possibility the full WIP value will be recovered."


- David Thornhill, Partner”

Farley Dwek

" We had an extremely positive experience working with Recovery First after making the strategic decision to move away from an area of law and retune our business model. The process was very straightforward, and we were really pleased with the overall outcome. We would highly recommend the Recovery First model as a practical solution to any law firm wishing to exit a specific sector.”

Jonathan Dwek, Director

Leonard Curtis

"I have worked with Recovery First on a number of projects, very successfully, over the years. Their process ensures that the clients’ cases are placed with firms with the specific expertise required to handle them effectively.

On a recent project, this was particularly relevant for some very high value military claims being brought against the Ministry of Defence – this is a unique area of law requiring detailed knowledge and experience.

The result being that matters have been successfully settling with the added benefit that the value recovered was not subject to a discount, but the full allocation of recovered profit costs.”

Andrew Gregory, Director

Leonard Curtis

“We have worked alongside Recovery First on a number of successful projects over a number of years and have been really pleased with the outcomes achieved. The monitoring of all matters by Recovery First and the associated accounting and reporting are of an exceptional standard, resulting in very smooth administration with maximum recoveries being created for the creditors. We plan on working with Recovery First for future projects and would have no hesitation in recommending their model to others”

- Andrew Poxon, Administrator

Rushton Hinchy Solicitors

Due to the changes in the claimant personal injury market, as well as our age and stage in life, we decided that a managed closure of our firm was the best option for us. We wanted to obtain the best value for our work in progress, so we contacted Recovery First who allowed us to transfer cases in various tranches whilst we stopped taking on new cases.

A phased closure allowed us to maximise our WIP recovery, whilst managing our costs base in line with a diminishing case load.

The process was smooth and straightforward. We would recommend the Recovery First model to any law firm wishing to exit a market.

Mooney Everett

“When I decided the time had come to step down from law firm ownership and go through a managed closure, the help that I was given from Recovery First was invaluable. 

I needed to obtain the best value for our work in progress, whilst ensuring that our clients were looked after by solicitors who were experts in their type of cases. 

By using Recovery First, I was able to transfer cases in various tranches while dealing with the formalities of closure with the SRA. 

The process was smooth and straight forward and I would recommend the Recovery First to anyone wishing to restructure their firm or go through an orderly close down. 

A phased closure allowed us to maximise our WIP recovery, whilst managing our costs base in line with a diminishing case load.

The process was smooth and straightforward. We would recommend the Recovery First model to any law firm wishing to exit a market."

It's never too late to speak to Recovery First. Contact us now in the strictest confidence

Sally Dunscombe:


David Johnstone:



01357 440140

Manchester Address

106 Kennedy Building

Murray Street


M4 6HS

Registered Address: 

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