DeNovo London was formed in 2004 by Michael Heslin and Afqar Dean, highly regarded legal costs consultants with unrivalled experience across all areas of costs law and practice, and with particular expertise in high end high value commercial costs disputes. Our range of services includes law costs advocacy, costs budgeting, and costs drafting for UK solicitors and private UK and international clients, as well as expert costs auditing and legal costs management for our domestic and international clients. We also provide legal costs seminars and training for UK solicitors.

Serviced Areas

  • London & International Clients

Contact Details

  Website
  City City of London
  Postcode EC2M 3XD
  Address 99 Bishopsgate
  Phone Number 020 3633 6827
  Fax 020 3693 7176

From Our Website

DeNovo is a leading legal costs services firm with highly experienced costs lawyers, law costs draftsmen and legal costs management experts at its core. With our head office in the City of London and regional offices in Norwich and Reigate, we serve the needs of UK and international law firms, businesses and private clients.


DeNovo is one of very few specialist commercial costs consultancies in the UK. We provide a bespoke high quality and personal service; we do not offer a high turnover/low skill service, typical of many costs consultancies. All of our costs draftsmen and legal costs consultants have in excess of 10 years' relevant experience. We have dealt with many of the standout and more complex commercial claims of the last decade, involving costs running from modest levels to in excess of 50 million. Whilst we are typically instructed by UK lawyers, we also receive instructions from international corporations, US and other foreign attorneys.


We have particular experience of catastrophic injuries and clinincal negligence budgeting and detailed assessment. Should you require any further information we would welcome the opportunity to discuss our high quality and cost effective service.