Tel: 020 8301 4190

DX 50208 Welling

Introduction to our Firm

Melanie Bingham Philip Bingham

Phil Bingham started P J Bingham & Co Ltd in 1985 having previously worked in litigation as a fee earner for 15 years. Since then we have been helping our Clients to achieve maximum recoveries of their legal costs for over 30 years in all areas of litigation, from House of Lords, Judicial Review, Court of Appeal, all divisions of the High Court, various tribunals such as planning and employment, through to all levels of County Court actions. During this time we have deliberately maintained a balanced practice by also applying our expertise to opposing Bills of Costs as necessary and have lengthy ongoing experience of advising on minimising your Client’s exposure when they have a Costs Order made against them. Some firms of solicitors have been instructing us from the start and we regularly receive new instructions when fee earners move on in their careers and recommend our services to their new offices. We have a large Client base in London and many Clients around the country, from Yorkshire to Surrey. Our Clients include international firms, both large and small practices, through to sole practitioners and local authorities.

All of our full time Draftsmen are admitted as Costs Lawyers, having worked in legal practice before turning to costs drafting. All of our Draftsmen are experienced in representing Clients on Detailed Assessment and have been awarded Higher Rights of Audience and the Right to Conduct Costs Litigation.

How we work

We pride ourselves on the accuracy and presentation of our Bills of Costs which can be sent to instructing fee earners by email direct to their desk. All further work can then be dealt with by us, including Replies to Points of Dispute, negotiations and Detailed Assessment hearings. Likewise, Points of Dispute can be sent to you by email together with advice on offers and negotiation tactics. These tactics can include guiding you on exchanges with your opponents, whether you are receiving or paying costs and, if required, we are happy to negotiate direct on your behalf.

P J Bingham & Co Ltd are a happy and sociable team, always pleased to:

How we can help

Our areas of expertise include preparing:


All Draftsmen are qualified Costs Lawyers and have over 10 years experience in costs matters and attending on Detailed Assessment hearings and costs applications.We have a varied client list covering work from local authorities and solicitors dealing with smaller matters, through to high profile, high value cases and heavy High Court and commercial mattersWe are familiar with dealing with legal expenses insurers and their costs advisors.