We regularly work with Aestima and, specifically, Steve Lagden and are highly impressed with their lightening quick turnaround. They always ensure that points of dispute and advice on payable costs are delivered well within the time limits and that costs are kept low.
Michael Gerken, Penningtons Manches LLP
We have found Steve Lagden and the team at Aestima to be highly approachable and able to provide sound, practical advice in respect of the costs matters that we have referred to them.
Paul Gordon, Willans LLP
I have found Aestima to be a fast and efficient firm of costs consultants, whose charges are highly competitive in relation to their competitors. Steve Lagden, who I have primarily dealt with, has been extremely helpful in unravelling costs where the local authority has been overcharged by the claimant. I would be happy to recommend Steve and his team to others who wish to challenge costs bills.
Dawn Pelle, Legal and Democratic Services, BDT Legal
With Aestima there is no job too big or too small and each is capable of being dealt with at very short notice. With a fast turnaround and friendly, approachable consultants always happy to answer questions, this is a firm I am happy to return to again for law costs services.
Anne Chambers, Parfitt Cresswell
We have worked with Jill Paveley of Aestima for many years and value her indepth knowledge in clinical negligence claims. What we really like is that she can deal with preparation of budgets, draft the bill of costs and take the matter through to conclusion maximising recovery for us. Aestima’s team has a breadth of knowledge second to none.
Tony Wiseman, Partner Baker & Co
We have worked with Aestima on commercial litigation cases, both for paying and receiving parties. Steve Lagden is extremely approachable and flexible towards the needs of the client and we would highly recommend him to others looking for a similar service.
Jo Brown, Partner & Solicitor, MLM Cartwright
Aestima have and continue to provide our nationally recognised Court of Protection team with an very efficient and effective costing service. They are both prompt in delivery, and responsive to our needs.
Eddie Fardell, Partner, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP
We enjoy the company of Steve Lagden from Aestima at our Edenbridge office. We are often actively working on files, which makes them difficult to release. Steve’s commitment to travelling to see us means a far less labour intensive process that we highly value.
Francis Ritchie, Associate Solicitor, Jevons Riley and Pope
I have worked with Steve Lagden of Aestima for many years. Where I act for the paying party, promptly drafted and robust points of dispute have resulted in a significant saving of public money. Steve provides clear, helpful and detailed advice which gives sensible tactical routes to achieve pragmatic settlements. Equally, when my client is recovering costs Steve has successfully dealt with the detailed assessment process and is able to stand his ground against robust and sometimes difficult opponents. Aestima provides a comprehensive and effective service.
Michael Rimer, Senior Lawyer, Legal Aid Agency