Costs Lawyer Services

A simple and compliant costs law services for central government departments, arm’s length bodies and the wider public sector across England and Wales.  


The agreement covers the  routine and complex costs litigation work for the receiving party and/or paying party in England and Wales. It replaces the Law Costs Draftsman Services (RM1675). 

The agreement will offer 3, quality assured, lots covering the following services:

  • consultancy and negotiation
  • estimates and statement of costs
  • advocacy and/or attending hearings
  • instructing counsel
  • costs law advice.

The call off contract period is flexible, though it is recommended to be a maximum of four years. The contract must expire no more than 2 years after the framework expiry date.   


  • fast and responsive action across all services
  • full jurisdictional coverage across England and Wales
  • reduced procurement costs
  • highly competitive hourly and daily rates, with maximum risk and reward rates tendered
  • options for fixed fees and/or alternative fee arrangements through direct award and further competition
  • simplified tender documents, templates and standard terms and conditions agreed by all suppliers

Carbon Reduction

Some of the suppliers for this agreement have agreed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts'. If a supplier has published a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 10 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: General Costs Law Services


7 suppliers

Lot 2: Clinical Negligence Specialist Services


8 suppliers

Lot 3: Security Clearance Specialist Services


3 suppliers

How to buy

Further competition and direct award are both available to use. Check your organisation’s internal policies and controls processes to make sure you are following your standard operating procedures. 

Further competitions can be run and managed through our CCS eSourcing portal with full customer guidance found below in the  documents tab.

We recommend that you read the customer guidance document before using this agreement.