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Solicitors Costs

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Business District, D.18 (map)

Avoid costly mistakes by staying on top of the latest developments

Recent Court of Appeal Decisions – Bill of Costs, Step by Step Guidance –
Proportionality Testing

Potential impacts of the new legal services bill in detail 

What the requirements will be in the new 's68' type legislation?

This one-day training course is designed as an essential guide for legal professionals to obtain the up to date relevant information on solicitors’ costs and key points to avoid making costly mistakes.

After this one-day course, you will leave with improved skills and knowledge regarding legal costs from a solicitor’s perspective, including party costs, fixed recoverable costs, barrister and expert fees, as well as client billing updates. 

You also receive our full tutorial pack which will allow you to refer back to your course content after the course is finished, enabling you to continue to access key points and refresher topics as you need them. And you receive five structured CPD points towards your professional education requirements. 

Course Content

  • Defining Legal Costs

  • Section 68 requirements

  • Solicitor and Own Client Costs and Billing

  • Party and Party Costs

  • Recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Isabelle Sheehan & implications for the Bill of Costs

  • What principles are the principals employed to measure costs.

  • Maintaining time records

  • Fixed Recoverable Costs

  • Barrister and Expert Fees

  • Proportionality Testing

  • ADR for Costs Disputes

  • Solicitor & Client billing updates
    – Determining the outlay carried by the firm
    – The time gap between initial instructions and ultimate payment
    – What’s the impact of costs being either too high or too low?
    – Third Party Litigation, Funding & Costs
    – Reimbursement of costs if a claim is successful
    – Maintenance & champerty

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at those in the legal professions, solicitors, barristers, consultants, cost experts. Those in government and semi state bodies who wish to enhance their current knowledge and skills in the area of legal costs. 


On completion, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the end of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs €395(Normal rate €495). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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