Services for Public Sector

Faced with an unexpected cost order when your budget is already stretched is difficult at the best of times not least when your budget comes from the public purse. Our cost team has experience in acting for local authorities in industrial disease, property/planning disputes and employer’s liability cases. The significant savings we normally achieve can make the loss far more palatable and if we do not make a saving we won’t charge a fee.


At Pinnacle, our Cost Lawyers are experienced in all aspects of auditing, whether internal audit of your in-house team or the external audit of your legal panel or loss adjusters. We are happy to conduct audits remotely or attend your offices, whichever best suits your needs. We will agree a criteria with you in advance of any such audit and thereafter provide you with a detailed and comprehensive report of our findings.


Our Cost Lawyers can advise and assist in any matter of cost litigation, regardless of the size or complexity of the dispute.  We will protect your position and your brand whatever the issue, from the recovery of your own costs to opposing your opponent’s costs.

We will consider and advise on your opponent’s bill of costs, draw Points of Dispute, and represent you in Court, whether that be the County Court, the Senior Court Costs Office or the High Court where necessary with the help of our specialists Costs Counsel.

We can provide comprehensive advice regarding the prospects of success and the likely cost of proceeding with a contentious case, as well as a detailed report on the outcome following a hearing.


We can assist where necessary is all areas of advocacy including:

  • interlocutory applications
  • setting aside default costs certificate
  • enforcement proceedings
  • representation at detailed assessment hearings