SB LEGAL COSTS LTD            



Debi provides the transcription and secretarial services. She has 30 years’ experience in this field, including 22 years in the city of London, working as a PA to Partners and Fee Earners in firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Kemp Little.

Aside from Debi's experience within the company in dealing with Bills of Costs, Points of Dispute, Replies and other Assessment documents, she has very extensive experience of commercial/corporate, employment, litigation, tax and trust, probate, medical negligence, personal injury, family, matrimonial, domestic conveyancing and criminal.  

Debi has a detailed knowledge of most Case Management Systems, which include the following:



DPS Cloud



Partner for Windows




Debi is equally able to receive dictations via email and return them the same way.

Debi’s experience runs from just basic dictation and production of standard documents and letters, to pleadings, transcribing multi party audio dictations and complex document production.


Basic dictation

General routine day to day letters, memos, Attendance Notes, Court documents such as pleadings, Instructions to Counsel etc, written advices/opinions.

Copy typing

Typing from handwritten notes/amended documents; copy typing legal agreements, and inputting manuscript amendments to documents.

Multi party transcriptions

Considerable experience of transcribing multi party meetings/interviews and more recently video conferencing transcribing.

Document production

Detailed knowledge of dealing with large complex documents, including corporate agreements, SPAs, ability to reformat corrupt​ documents and reformatting documents into the firm's house style.

Medical transcriptions

Typing up of medical reports, articles, journals and correspondence.


Standard 24 hour turnaround                                                   £1.10 per audio minute

Out of hours (by prior agreement)                                           £1.20 per audio minute

Multi party transcriptions                                                           I prefer to listen to the dictation first and then quote for this as the cost depends                                                                                                 on the quality of the recording, number of speakers etc but as an average is                                                                                                                               around £1.50 per audio minute

Medical transcriptions                                                                 Additional 10 pence per audio minute

Working on client's system A                                                    Additional 10 pence per audio minute

Document Production Work                                                     £25 per hour 


The security of any instructions or work received is of paramount importance. The computer on which all work is completed for clients is for the exclusive use of Debi.  The computer is password-protected and has the latest daily updating antivirus software installed.  Any documents created on the computer are permanently and securely deleted 21 days after completion (or sooner if the client wishes) and no documentation is ever printed unless specifically requested.