In a recent international legal seminar, I was introduced by the Chairman as “A pioneer of legal budgeting”. My first article on this subject was published in Legal500 in 1999- entitled “cash flow billing” a concept of budgeting on a month by month basis. Over the last 15 years I have written numerous articles and spoken at many major legal conferences on the subject.
In 2013, I was asked by The Law Society to develop a “Tool Kit” for the legal profession on Costs Management this was published by them in November 2013. http://bookshop.lawsociety.org.uk/ecom_lawsoc/public/saleproduct.jsf?catalogueCode=CMBT001
JIM DIAMOND COSTS LAWYER & COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS
LEGAL BUDGETS & COSTS MANAGEMENT
21 ELLIS STREET, CHELSEA, LONDON SW1X 9AL