Security for Costs Applications

An application for security for costs must be supported by written evidence, including evidence of the applicant’s likely reasonable costs spend.  Whilst the Civil Procedure Rules do not provide guidance as to the form that that evidence should take, the erstwhile practice of preparing a full inter partes bill of costs to date together with an estimate of future costs, has given way to a more sensible and practical approach. We now more usually prepare the account of costs to date and of estimated future costs, following the Costs Precedent H (costs budget) format. 

As with the preparation of costs budgets, our costs lawyers, law costs draftsmen and consultants bring many years of sector specific experience to the preparation of evidence to support security for costs applications. Our directors, Michael Heslin and Afqar Dean, have been involved in the preparation of evidence to support applications many exceptionally high value cases.

The DeNovo team is ready to assist so please contact us by phone on 020 3693 7186 or by email on