Aestima is a law costs consultancy with over 50 years’ experience in the legal costs industry, with a lineage that leads back to the 1960s. Founded in London as Wildman Barnes & Co, the firm quickly developed a reputation for reliability and knowledge. The next 20 years saw substantial growth in both size and reputation, as the company became regarded as a highly reputable law costs consultancy.

As Wildman Barnes & Co continued to prosper, the opportunity arose to merge with fellow consultants, Services to Lawyers Costs. Later, during the 1990s, both Legaserve and Mansfield Costs were also acquired under the Services to Lawyers Costs banner, leading the venture to become known as The Costs Partnership in 1999.

The following 12 years saw continued growth and development and in 2011 the firm became TCPRichings. Further progress has been made in developing and evolving this well-established law costs consultancy, and in April 2016 TCPRichings has become Aestima.

The law costs consultancy continues to place the same values at the centre of the firm that were first established over half a century ago. Aestima is our most innovative evolution yet, and it has allowed us to bring fresh impetus whilst retaining our well-earned reputation.