Testimonials from Some of Our Clients

I have been using Maria and her Team for many years to deal with recovery of my costs on high end claims. An efficient and consistent service has always been provided along with excellent results. I have no hesitation in recommending Absolute Legal Costs.

Chris Kallis,Partner, Chris Kallis Solicitors, Plymouth

We have been completely satisfied with the services we have received and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Javid Asharaf,Beers LLP, Plymouth

They are value for money and in the words of a football manager, they are quite simply “quality”.

Jeremy Newson,Quality Solicitors Hill & Abbott, Chelmsford

I have used Maria Barker and her Team for the last 3 years to draw and negotiate my bills of costs, both for Personal Injury and for Clinical Negligence. I have been very satisfied with them throughout. I find them speedy and in fact moved to them due to their negotiating times. I have not been asked to pay any of their bills until I have received payment from the Defendants. They have informed me throughout what my profit costs would be and what their charges would be. Their charges are always included within the bill they negotiate and I have received no bill for extra services after any of my matters has been paid.

Andrew Duff,Scott Duff & Co Solicitors, Carlisle

We regularly use Maria and her Team to deal with our costs. We generally hand over our files immediately following conclusion of the case and they then retain conduct until we receive the costs cheque. We use them across the full range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases. We have found that they prepare accurate bills and achieve a speedy resolution of our matters. We generally receive the costs cheque quickly and they deal with matters efficiently. They are good negotiators, achieve good results and we have found that their turnaround time is excellent. They provide regular updates and are easy to contact. Their technical knowledge is good and in addition they only charge what they can recover. We are very satisfied with the service that we have received and intend to continue using them.

Dawn Healy,Kitsons Solicitors, Plymouth

I have been using Maria and her Team for the past 10 years. I find that they are experienced in all areas of costs and if I have any queries they deal with these instantly. We do not have to pay them until we are paid and their charges are costs neutral. I would highly recommend them.

Marie Bailey,Head of The Accident Department, Nash & Co. Solicitors LLP

I use Maria and the Team to recover costs in my High Value Claims and have now recommended them to other Partners and fee earners within the Firm as they provide an excellent service and are always on hand should any queries arise. They provide a quick service and are more than happy to proceed to detailed assessment on their bills if they feel that offers are not acceptable. Importantly, they understand our ethos and have quickly established a rapport with the Firm.

Brett Morris,Morris OrmanHearle, Cheltenham

We at Linnitts Solicitors instruct Absolute Legal Costs on all our cases because they are efficient, cost effective and achieve a fantastic result with our costs. Their service is second to none from other Cost firms we have used and they really do take the no nonsense approach. It is a pleasure to work with them and it makes the planning of our business easier knowing that we can plan our cash flow realistically because of their reliable timescale forecasts. We certainly recommend Absolute Legal Costs to other firms!

Chris Linnitt,Linnitts Solicitors, Newton Abbot

My firm has used Maria’s company for several years. In particular Maria excels with Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Asbestos related cost cases. The quality and speed of the bills from Maria’s team has always been excellent and I have been continued to be delighted with the service provided. This combined with a no-nonsense approach to negotiation and getting costs agreed has been invaluable to my firm. Would recommend Maria’s team to any firm looking for help with costs!

David Wingate,WE Solicitors LLP, Manchester

We highly recommend Absolute Legal Costs in the recovery of costs on PPI Claims. We find them knowledgeable in this area and therefore very successful in recovering our costs.

Ferguson Solicitors,LLP, London

Maria is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and has recently undergone Evaluative Mediation training.

MEDIATION,Partner, Chris Kallis Solicitors, Plymouth

I am delighted with the work that Absolute have done on our behalf. Their knowledge of the local courts is extremely beneficial and I am certain that this, combined with their approach to negotiation has achieved excellent results. It’s refreshing to work with a company who are approachable and happy to discuss any issues relating to costs, bills, offers and the cost budgeting procedure.  

Elizabeth Smith,Wolferstans Solicitors, Plymouth

What I particularly value about ALC is their wide ranging experience of costs assessment means that cases are dealt with swiftly, professionally and profitably.

Michael Shiers,Nash & Co Solicitors LLP, Plymouth

I find your company helpful and efficient in preparing costs budgets.  At the end of a case while I have traditionally either prepared or negotiated my own costs in the past, I am content to allow Absolute to do this for me.  Generally I have found the results to be very good.  I have found your company does press for that little extra on settlement that can make all the difference in the long term.

Steven Marsh,Scott Duff & Co Solicitors, Cumbria

I would like to say how quick and efficient the collection and delivery service is and how helpful and prompt the staff are in answering questions.

Annie Tomlin,Scott Duff & Co Solicitors, Cumbria

Absolute Legal Costs provide me with invaluable costs support in wide range of personal injury cases from straightforward Fast Track through to high value and complex Multi-Track cases. They provide a one stop costs service with production of Costs Budgets through to Detailed Assessment Proceedings. Maria and her team continue to deliver an efficient and cost effective service with consistently successful results. I recommend them without hesitation.

James Bedford,Gard and Co Solicitors, Plymouth

I have used Absolute Legal Costs for the last three years. I have always been very impressed by the professionalism and skill of the cost drafting team. I can think of several cases in which Absolute Legal Costs have obtained an outstanding result, which I do not think would have been the case but for their considerable experience and expertise. I would recommend Absolute Legal Costs unreservedly.

Russell Pearce,Gard and Co Solicitors, Plymouth

We have instructed ALC for many years in our clinical negligence cases. They are thorough and specialist and their turnaround times are remarkable. They are tough negotiators at the same time as giving realistic advice. We have been extremely pleased with all aspects of their work.

Julie Glynn,Glynns Solicitors, Bristol