Aiden Noakes

Costs Drafter & Team Leader

Aiden began his career in costs at a large Solicitors Costs Practice in May 2014, after completing his law degree at Sheffield Hallam University.

He joined TLS in April 2016, where his knowledge and experience grew significantly. Aiden specialises in high value, complex Bills of Costs and has vast experience in preparing Points of Dispute and Replies. He also assists with the preparation of Costs Budgets and throughout the Assessment process. He is very meticulous in his work and enjoys engaging in technical arguments.

Outside of work, Aiden spends much of his time learning Japanese and watching Japanese TV programmes, as well as watching football. He is interested in cars and enjoys visiting tropical and marine aquariums.

Key Skills

Costs Management

  • Bills of costs (Inter Partes Bills, Solicitor/Client Bills, Phased Bills, Precedent S)
  • Costs budgets (Precedent H)
  • Points of dispute (Precedent G)
  • Replies to points of dispute


  • Cost Budget negotiations and variations (Precedent R and Precedent T)