KE Costs Lawyers (KEC) are an established Legal Costs agency with offices in Liverpool, London and Devon.  KEC are committed to providing expert comprehensive Legal Costs advice on a nationwide basis.

KEC provide a first class service, accompanied with sensible commercial terms which allow law firms to confidently proceed with their cases knowing that they won’t pay KEC a penny unless their case is successful. 

Our specialist Legal Costs teams deal with matters in a swift professional manner, providing solid advice; acting as an extension of any law firm; maximising profits, and ensuring that efficient cash flow keep law firms on a firm financial footing.

Essential Points of Contact at KEC

On technical Legal Costs Matters.

Our Head of Costs – Tom Mullin and Head of Operations and Costs Lawyer Jon Powell.

On problem solving and client facing related issues.

Our Director of Business Development – Colin Carr

On administration, including the delivery acknowledgment of files, updates and reports.

Our Business Support Manager Peter Clarke.

KEC are the ideal Legal Costs business partner for The SIA.

We are experts in dealing with Legal Costs, easy to communicate with, offering accurate advice in good time on all Legal Costs Matters.  Our first class team of Legal Costs professionals are always on hand, even at very short notice to assist with any and all of your Legal Costs needs.

Dealing with complex and high value matters in the most straightforward manner is an important part of our ethos,  clients are always delighted with the way in which our Head of Costs Tom Mullin, Head of Operations, Jon Powell and the team present Budgets/N260’s in a format which is often applauded by The SCCO and Counsel. 

Our negotiations team constantly produce excellent, rates of recovery, with one convert to KEC in the past twelve months experiencing a 40% increase in Legal Costs recovered in comparison to their previous Legal Costs partner.

KEC are tech savvy, we have produced a bespoke Legal Costs management system which saves time and money for our clients. We are able to receive files electronically and produce bespoke monthly reports.  

These provide the most valuable MI for partners and fee earners.  This has proved to save many hours for the internal analysis and progress of cases at all levels.

KEC are, we believe, different from other Legal Costs agencies, our attention to detail, swift responses to queries, first class recovery rates, coupled with first class commercials and approachable nature make us the ‘go to’ Legal Costs agency for The SIA.

Experience, expertise and reputation. 

KEC currently work with 31 law firms ranging from large multi practice organisations through to and including sole practitioners and litigants in person, every person receives the same excellent levels of commitment and service. 

Our Head of Operations and Costs Lawyer Jon Powell, has dealt with spinal cord injured matters and the team as a whole are confident, competent and experienced in dealing with complex personal injury and Clinical Negligence matters.

Our reputation within the legal industry and clients in general is first class, our client retention rate is 100%. It comes as a pleasant surprise to new clients that a relatively unknown Legal Costs agency to some, really is at the very top of the Legal Costs ladder in terms of performance and recovery of Legal Costs.


KEC are flexible and sensible in our approach, understanding that whist our performance is of paramount importance, the way in which we deal with invoicing and other commercial terms are also important in an ever challenging legal market.

KEC have access to Legal Costs funding options such as costs advance which assist greatly with cash flow.

KEC are able to offer 10% of our recovered invoices as a potential revenue source to the SIA.  We have similar arrangements in place where we provide transparent and informative reports on a monthly basis.  KEC would also support the SIA through the sponsorship of events and other fundraising activities.


KEC have recruited successfully during lockdown, taking on a further three team members. We are in the process of purchasing new offices in Liverpool to facilitate our growth, we have opened a new office in Devon in the past twelve months and take it as a compliment that other Legal Costs agencies who might appear more prominently than KEC covet our team and regularly try to tempt them away.  

KEC are confidentially about to announce the appointment of a senior Costs Lawyer to enhance the team further, this Costs Lawyer has a first class reputation to match that of the team at KEC.

We are also interviewing for a further three places within the team.

Branding Website and Marketing

KEC would be delighted to create bespoke website links, content and marketing services to assist The SIA should we be successfully selected as a business partner.  Our Director of Business Development, Colin Carr has over 22 years’ experience in the legal sector and would be delighted to assist with the marketing and further development of the brand on a voluntary basis if appropriate. 

Our Ethos

KEC are, despite our successes and growth still an organisation with its feet firmly on the ground, we recruit carefully in order to maintain the status quo.  KEC are originally a family business, everyone within the organisation is treated as an individual and this attitude has served us well.  

We respect and understand the often sensitive nature of the work carried out by The SIA and know that the way in which KEC operate and perform is firmly aligned to the professional and ethical manner in which The SIA operate.

KEC would be delighted to be considered to be a long term associate of The SIA.