Tel: 020 8301 4190

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Melanie Bingham CL

Melanie Bingham - Costs Draftsman

Melanie Bingham
020 8301 4190

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Melanie has been working in costs since 1993. She became an Associate of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen in January 2001 and a Fellow in January 2003. She was among the first Costs Draftsmen in the country to obtain Higher Court Advocacy Rights and the right to conduct costs litigation when she obtained her Costs Lawyer Practising Certificate in September 2007. Melanie has many years' experience in recovering and opposing costs claims in a wide range of legal areas. This includes all aspects of Bill preparation, negotiations, and attendance on Detailed assessment.

Whilst working on the whole range of costs drafting needs for our varied client base, Melanie currently has particular expertise in the following areas:

Melanie is continually monitoring the progress of the introduction of the new format Bill of Costs with the aim of assisting our clients to make the transition to the new format as smoothly as possible.

Duncan Scott

Solicitor, Mackrell Turner Garrett

"I have instructed Melanie at PJ Bingham for over 10 years. She is a first class costs draughtsman. I would never instruct anybody else."

Jim Knight

Costs Lawyer, Kain Knight Group Plc

"Melanie is an excellent Advocate and we have crossed swords on a number of occassions. Each time I was impressed by her professional and common sense approach to the task at hand. Melanie is a credit to her profession and a pleasure to work with."

Gary Knight

Costs Lawyer, Kain Knight

"Melanie has been my opponent in legal costs cases for many years and has always proved to be a formidable opponent but with honesty and fairness throughout our dealings, a true professional and a fine addition to Linked In."

Avril Ashley


"I have worked with Melaine on a number of costs cases, and have always found her very professional and a very good advocate."

Justin Riordan

Costs lawyer, Riordan Associates

"Melanie is hard working, reliable and always available to offer her support and guidance."