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Our Fees

 

DFG Legal Costs Accountants are conveniently located in Dublin in the Capel Building near the Four Courts.  Please feel free to call in and drop off your file or to send your file by DX or courier.  You may either pay at the conclusion of work or in advance.

 

 

Fees Paid on Conclusion of Work

 

DFG Legal Costs Accountants are happy to wait until the conclusion of our instructions (ie when the Bill of Costs is settled or taxed) to raise our fee.  In such matters, our fee is 8% of the solicitor's professional fees agreed or taxed and is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of our instructions and the instructing law firm is liable for our fees.  

 

Alternatively, we offer a significantly discounted fee when paid in advance.

 

 

Discounted Fee Paid in Advance

 

DFG Legal Costs Accountants are the first legal costs service provider to introduce straight flat fees for all of our services.  This is our preferred method of raising fees and it provides a significant savings for a client or a solicitor.  

Our fees are based off of a standard case with two or less correspondence files. If your file has more than two standard correspondence files please telephone for a quote. All fees to be paid in advance.  Please see our discounted advance payment fees below:

 

 

Personal Injury Bill of Costs

 

Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €600.00 plus VAT*

 

Time:  Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €300.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

 

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs (fees in addition to drawing fee):

 

  • Award less than €100,000.00 -                          €600.00 plus VAT 
  • Award between €100,000.00 to €149,999.99 - €1,000.00 plus VAT 
  • Award between €150,000.00 to €199,999.99 - €1,500.00 plus VAT 
  • Award between €200,000.00 to €299,999.99 - €2,000.00 plus VAT
  • Award between €300,000.00 to €399,999.99 - €2,500.00 plus VAT
  • Award between €400,000.00 to €499,999.99 - €3,000.00 plus VAT
  • Award between €500,000.00 to €599,999.99 - €3,500.00 plus VAT 

 

 

Equity Bill of Costs

 

Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €600.00 plus VAT* 

 

Time: Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €300.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

  

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €600.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)* 

 


 

Professional Negligence Bill of Costs

 

Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,500.00 plus VAT*


Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €300.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)

 

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,500.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)

 

 

 

Defamation Bill of Costs

 

Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €300.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)

 

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,500.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

  

 

 

Defective Products Bill of Costs


Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,500.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €450.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)

  

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,500.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

   

 

 

Debt Collection Bill of Costs

 

Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €750.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes*

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €300.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

 

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €600.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

   

 

 

Judicial Review Bill of Costs

  

Drawing  Bill of Costs where no Statement of Opposition was filed: €450.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing Bill of Costs with a Statement of Opposition filed : €2,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Unopposed JR Bill of Costs: €500.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)

 

Settling/Taxing Opposed JR Bill of Costs: €750.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

 

 

 

 

Contractual Dispute Bill of Costs

 

Drawing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €350.00 plus VAT*

 

Drawing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 working days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Settling/Taxing Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €300.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)

 

Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)*

  

 

 

Commercial Court Bill of Costs

 

Drawing  Bill of Costs: €5,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: Draft Bill of Costs will be delivered within 14 days of receipt of complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes*


Settling/Taxing High Court Bill of Costs: €5,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to fees for drawing Bill of Costs)


 

 

 

 

Opposition of Party and Party Bills of Costs

 

At DFG we have a wealth of experience in costs defence having represented numerous state authorities, medical insurers and public body insurers. In one year alone, we reduced costs by some 2.5 million Euro in acting for a single insurance provider. 

 

DFG Legal Costs Accountants are the first legal costs service provider to introduce straight flat fees for all of our services.


We provide the following services in regards to opposing and taxing Costs:

 

 

Commercial Court Costs

 

Opposing Costs by negotiations: €2,500.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing Costs: €2,500.00 plus VAT for the first day of hearing and €750.00 for each subsequent day (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €5,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Personal Injury Costs

 

Opposing Circuit Court Costs by negotiation: €250.00 plus VAT*

 

Opposing High Court Costs by negotiations: €450.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing a Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €250.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €250.00 plus VAT )*

 

Taxing a High Court Bill of Costs: €450.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €450.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Professional Negligence Costs

 

Opposing Circuit Court Costs by negotiation: €500.00 plus VAT*

 

Opposing High Court Costs by negotiations: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing a Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €500.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €5,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

Taxing a High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €1,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Defamation Bill of Costs

 

Opposing Circuit Court Costs by negotiation: €500.00 plus VAT*

 

Opposing High Court Costs by negotiations: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing a Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €500.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €500.00 plus VAT )*

 

Taxing a High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €1,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Defective Products Bill of Costs

 

Opposing Circuit Court Costs by negotiation: €500.00 plus VAT*

 

Opposing High Court Costs by negotiations: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing a Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €500.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €500.00 plus VAT )*

 

Taxing a High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €1,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Contractual Dispute Bill of Costs

 

Opposing Circuit Court Costs by negotiation: €500.00 plus VAT*

 

Opposing High Court Costs by negotiations: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing a Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €500.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €500.00 plus VAT )*

 

Taxing a High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €1,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Probate Bill of Costs

 

Opposing Circuit Court Costs by negotiation: €500.00 plus VAT*

 

Opposing High Court Costs by negotiations: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Time: All costs to be addressed within 14 working days of receipt of your complete file to include all Costs Orders and Fee Notes

 

Taxing a Circuit Court Bill of Costs: €500.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €500.00 plus VAT )*

 

Taxing a High Court Bill of Costs: €1,000.00 plus VAT (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €1,000.00 plus VAT)*

 

 

 

Solicitor and Own Client Costs Collection Bill of Costs

 

Opposing Costs by negotiation: €1,000.00 plus VAT*

 

Taxing your Solicitors' Bill of Costs: €750.00 plus VAT per day. (in addition to the initial opposition fee of €1,000.00 plus VAT )*

 

Costs Award: Should the costs be reduced by one-sixth or more our costs may be awarded in your favour from the Taxing Master which may cover our full costs.

 


* Flat rate fees to be discharged prior to commencement of work