Shefa Khatun, Solicitor, Imran Khan and Partners

March 2016 ‘Karen was quick to grasp the broad issues and fine details of my case which was 4 years old, and prepared a bill swiftly for an upcoming trial. Her considerable technical expertise is reflected in her detailed bills. Karen and her team are always helpful and always willing to provide support for any of our cost queries even after a bill has been settled. ’

Jennifer Laskey, Partner, Wilson Browne

March 2016 ‘Kay provides sensible, insightful and pro-active advice on cases. Her working knowledge of Costs Budgets together with her practical understanding of the litigation process are invaluable in making sense of the way ahead.  Kay clearly enjoys the work and is careful to ignore my assessment of the case when she sees that I have been overly optimistic in my assumptions – resulting in budgets that stand far more chance of being right!   Everyone should have a “Kay” on their side.’


Jon Butler, Partner, Geldards LLP

February 2016 ‘Your help was invaluable on this multi-million £ commercial claim in the TCC and I have recommended you to others.’


Tom Hartigan, Senior Associate & Head of Personal Injury, Trethowans LLP

December 2015 ‘I have been impressed with the extremely prompt and efficient service provided by Kay Hewitt in relation to our costs budget. This has been a tremendous help in a most difficult and complex case’ 


Nicola Mallen, Senior Associate and Professional Support Lawyer, Geldards

December 2015 ‘Thank you so much for speaking about J-codes, bill format and costs budgeting at our conference.  I’ve had great feedback about your talk.  It was so nice to overhear so many of our fee earners discussing costs, budgets, etc throughout the day and into the evening’

Sarah Newcombe, Director, Scrivenger Seabrook

December 2015 ‘I was very impressed by the thoroughness and accuracy of your work in drafting the reply. Accumension have as usual been bullish in serving points of dispute but many of the points they have raised do not hold up to scrutiny following your careful review of my files in this action’

Richard Harries, Partner, Barcan+Kirby

November 2015 ‘We were really pleased with the work Michelle did in relation to her advocacy and conduct at a recent detailed assessment hearing and this has given us confidence in relation to our next assessment hearing which Michelle will be attending. We are greatly reassured to know that Michelle will be there to argue the technical points for us’

Shefa Khatun, Solicitor, Imran Khan and Partners

November 2015 ‘Dealing with all the members at Attain Costs has always been a pleasant experience. They are tremendously helpful with our queries and meticulous with their budget forms and ‘assumptions’. Particularly beneficial are the ‘observations’ Attain costs provide after each file is finalised, which helps my team ‘road map’ future files for more cost effective fee earning’

David Eminton, Partner, Paris Smith

June 2015 “Thank you Deborah for the excellent training session you delivered to us last month.  It was very useful and generated a good level of useful discussion amongst the team.  There is clearly much for us to think about going forwards.”

Craig Ferguson, Partner, Craig Ferguson & Co LLP

June 2015 “Well done on providing such a professional and user-friendly service. Your people have always done their best to deal with matters efficiently and within what can prove to be difficult time-frames.”

Lionel Stride, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers

June 2015 “Excellent at costs budgets. They work closely with the file handlers to ensure that all the anticipated work is corrected budgeted and clearly explained. This makes a real difference at the CCMC.”

Louise Tyler, Partner, Wilson Browne Solicitors

June 2015 “Provide a very professional service, sound advice and always able to meet deadlines.”

Stephen Bailey, Barrister, Hailsham Chambers

June 2015 “[They] provide an efficient, effective and intelligent service.  They are at the cutting edge on costs budgeting and know just how important it is to do the ground work well if you want to persuade the Court to approve a realistic budget.  They are excellent team players.”