Absolute Legal Costs (ALC) are a specialist legal costs recovery company who work with Solicitors to maximise the recovery of their costs. At ALC we understand how important it is for you to recover legal costs quickly and efficiently. We offer a fast and comprehensive costs recovery service leaving your fee earners to concentrate on doing what they do best.



  • We have instructed ALC for 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 (specialists in Clinical Negligence Claims)

  • Can I just say that it is an absolute pleasure to work with you and your team and I sometimes wonder what we would do without ALC.

    Jane Glynn

    Glynns Solicitors, Bristol

  • It has been a pleasure to work with you and all at Absolute for the past 10 years or so. I have valued highly the efficiency, thoroughness, quality and speed of the service provided, as well as the excellent communication. It has been invaluable to be able to be able to contact you and others at Absolute for ad hoc advice on costs issues, particularly with costs in litigation becoming ever more complex and your readiness to help with any problems has been much appreciated.

    Peter Harker

    Solicitor (now retired as from December 2016)

  • 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

  • My firm has used Maria’s company for over 6 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

    Partner, WE Solicitors LLP, Manchester

  • 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 Oxland

    Legal Executive, Nash & Co. Solicitors LLP

  • 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


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