Neil Newton

Costs Drafter/Advocate

Neil has been a Costs Draftsman for over 25 years and has worked for both Claimant and Defendant firms dealing with a range of claims in almost every type of Court.

He specialises in a variety of claims ranging from routine to more complex claims, including large multi-party actions. He attends hearings, including Detailed Assessments and Costs and Case Management Hearings dealing with Bills of Costs and Costs Budgets. As a result, Neil has a broad range of experience and is always prepared to push matters forward in order to achieve the right result for his client.

In his spare time, Neil enjoys travelling, reading, palaeography and calligraphy.

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


  • Case Management Hearings
  • Costs and Case Management Hearings
  • Applications
  • Detailed Assessment Hearings
  • Appeals


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