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Terry Cunningham of Cost Law Services Ltd has been a Cost Draftsman since 1988. Terry has a depth of experience in all levies of costs and in varied areas as a Cost Draftsman, as well as having worked for both the receiving party and paying party on both the private and public sectors. Terry brings a wide range of experience. Terry has worked on different value bills and even has experience in high net worth, (million pond) bills. Terry is an avid negotiator and advocate at Detailed Assessment Hearings. Terry also drafts inter-party bills as well as Legal Aid Claims.


  • Terry has worked his way up to a fellow of the Law Costs Association.


Terry first joined John Robins in 1988 and ran the family departments as well as Inter Party work. He also attended numerous assessment hearings for the receiving party and paying party. Terry was involved in one of the biggest Care Action matters where it involved 25  different Councils and over 42 children matters. The Cost Judge requested all Law Costs Draftsman involved in the case to attend upon him to determine the enhancements he would allow for each party. The funding certificate was up to one million and when the Bill was drawn Terry’s costs were allowed as claimed in full. After leaving John Robins Terry started his own company. He started with 12 clients at the time and his client base expanded to 36. 

Due to personal circumstances Terry was unable to continue running his own business and later decided to join Kian Knight where he was involved in dealing with Legal Aid and Inter Party work. Terry spent some time with Adlams Solicitors and  Sternberg Reed where he assisted on outstanding Claims to be drafted and served to the Legal Aid Agency.

Meanwhile, Terry joined Cost Law Services Ltd in September 2018 as a  Senior Law Cost Draftsman.


In his spare time Terry spends time with his family, while also donating and assisting Great Ormond Street Hospital in varied charitable work.

Terry is also a keen Gardner and likes most sports. Terry also likes travelling and exploring different cultures and countries.


Terry Cunningham

Senior Law Costs Draftsman