About us

DeNovo is a leading legal services company with its core based around the legal costs sector. We pride ourselves on delivering expert knowledge, professionally and efficiently, with a focus on customer service and client retention. 

DeNovo was originally formed in 2004 by Michael Heslin and Afqar Dean, both highly regarded legal costs experts with unrivalled experience across all areas of costs law and practice and with particular expertise in high-end, high-value commercial costs disputes.

Our range of core legal costs services includes advocacy, costs budgeting and traditional costs drafting (bills of costs, submissions, security for costs). We also provide expert costs auditing and legal costs management services for our domestic and international private clients. 

We have successfully managed, for both claimant and defendant, some of the largest and most complex claims for legal costs ever advanced in the UK.

We are the preferred provider of legal costs services to some of the UK’s leading law firms. We have advanced or defended costs in many thousands of claims for legal costs with an aggregate value of in excess of £2 billion. We have also acted in many disputes about legal fees between UK solicitors and their former clients.

Through our costs monitoring and costs management services we assist our private clients – significant users of UK legal services –  to exercise effective control over their legal costs spend and to make substantial savings.

In early 2017, David Carter joined the DeNovo board to assist in the expansion of our service offerings to both law firms, corporations, businesses and private individuals. These services include the provision of ATE and BTE insurance, third party litigation funding, practice and disbursement funding, financial solutions including factoring and a range of other legal support services. 

The DeNovo team is ready to assist so please contact us by phone on 020 3693 7186 or by email on info@denovolegalservices.co.uk

Expert knowledge. Professionally delivered.