Established in London: 1986

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For all general enquiries, please call us on 020 7256 3620

Please use the Contact Form below to get in touch with us, whether you have a new business enquiry, a general enquiry or you would like to apply for a position at Masters Legal Costs Services. One of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you.


Masters Legal Costs Services LLP
Second & Third Floors
15 Devonshire Square

Contact Details

Telephone: 020 7256 3620

Fax: 020 7929 4066

DX: 156795 Bishopsgate 5


Company Information

Masters Legal Costs Services LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership

Registered in England & Wales - Number OC327684

© Masters Legal Costs Services LLP 2019

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Masters Legal Cost Services LLP –

Fee Structure

We understand the importance of clarity and transparency of fees. Obviously, our fees and the method of calculating these varies from case to case depending upon the nature and scope of our instructions.

Usually our fees are calculated on the basis of time spent at the hourly rates set out below. We are always happy to provide a detailed fee estimate at the outset of an instruction and to work to a fee cap (ceiling) if and as required.

At a pre-engagement stage and at the outset of each instruction we will provide an indication of the fee-earner(s) working on the case and the applicable hourly rate(s).

Our fee estimates will make clear the work to be undertaken and what it includes, and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as each particular instruction requires.

Hourly Rates

Partners:  £225 to £250 per hour
Associates: £195 per hour
Costs Lawyers & Costs Consultants: £160 to £175 per hour

Our fees are, of course, exclusive of VAT as applicable.

If you have any queries regarding our fee structure please do get in touch with us using the Contact Form above.

Masters Legal Cost Services LLP –

Website Use Terms & Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Masters Legal Costs Services LLP's relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term Masters Legal Costs Services LLP  or MLCS ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Second & Third Floors, 15 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YW. Our company registration number is OC327684. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without Masters Legal Costs Services LLP's  prior written consent.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.

Masters Legal Costs Services LLP –

Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Policy

At Masters Legal Costs Services LLP, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we store personal information about people, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this document occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our services, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Second & Third Floors, 15 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YW. Alternatively, you can telephone 020 7256 3620.

Who are we?

Masters Legal Costs Services LLP is a Legal Costs Consultancy, located in the the City of London. Since our formation in 1986, we have earned, and strive to protect, our reputation as being one of the legal profession's leading costs consultancies.

We work closely with some of the leading firms of solicitors in the country, including Magic Circle, City and niche specialist firms as well as working directly with other organisations with an interest in the legal services sector such as insurers, banks and accountancy firms. We offer a highly professional and dedicated service tailored to our clients' requirements to ensure we act as an extension of their departments or teams. Our aim is to work together to deliver results quickly, effectively and commercially.

We are committed to tailoring costs solutions for every eventuality and offer a professional bespoke service. We provide comprehensive services that meet our clients' current and long term needs. We are able to provide a wide range of services from legal costs advice to costs budgeting and from the preparation of Bills of Costs or Points of Dispute to the conduct of major ground breaking costs litigation where important principles are established, as well as costs management and consultancy services.

How do we obtain information from you?

We obtain information about you and your clients when you use our services. This is limited to the information included in the documents provided by you whether in paper or electronic format.

What type of information is collected from you?

The information we receive will include details of your firm, including names of your employees, your business address, VAT and company registration numbers. In respect of your clients, if they are an individual, these details may include their name, address and e-mail address. The documents provided to us to enable us to provide our services may include private and/or financial information from your client if this has been obtained by you in the course of your instructions (such as in disclosure or your client identification procedures).

How is your information used?

We will only use your information to:

• execute our instructions; and
• to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are required to hold certain information to fulfil our contractual obligations (for example the retention of documents relating to the work we undertake on your behalf). We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, solely for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you (for example courier and document management services). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond Masters Legal Costs Services LLP for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our employees and clients. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our services, then you can inform us by using the contact details provided above.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: or telephone on 020 7256 3520.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at:, or write to us at: Second & Third Floors, 15 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YW. Alternatively, you can telephone 020 7256 3620.

We remind you of your rights in accordance with Chapter 3 of the GDPR, namely:

  1. The right to be informed;
  2. The right of access;
  3. The right to rectification;
  4. The right to erasure;
  5. The right to restrict processing;
  6. The right to data portability;
  7. The right to object;
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Masters Legal Costs Services LLP holds about you.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us any documentation and/or personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely. Any sensitive information is held on a secure server and/or in an access controlled office.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, the Masters Legal Costs Services website ( uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in January 2021.

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