Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftsmen

Synergy Costs Ltd

Company No. 09308504
Tel: 029 2066 5788
Fax: 029 2022 5402
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DX:33043 Cardiff 1


About Synergy Costs

The Directors of Synergy Costs Ltd have worked together in the costs industry for over 15 years and were previously engaged with one of the largest nationwide costs firms in the country. In 2014 Janet Lavelle and Clare Parnell formed Synergy Costs in order to provide a flexible, responsive and professional costs service to the legal industry.

Our high standards, attention to detail and commitment to developing long term business relationships with our clients are at the core of our business philosophy. Our technical expertise combined with our professional yet friendly approach ensures that our clients have the best support and advice on each case to maximise the recovery of their costs on each and every claim.



Janet Lavelle BA (Hons) Director & Costs Lawyer linkedin janet lavelle


Janet is a qualified Costs  Lawyer and has many years of  experience of drafting bills and negotiating settlement of clients’ costs. Janet is also a contributing author to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Services. Janet’s particular interests are clinical negligence claims, serious and catastrophic injuries, industrial disease and employers liability claims, accidents at work, road traffic accidents and slip and trip personal injury claims. Janet has considerable experience with high value complex civil litigation and is also regularly instructed to attend Costs Management Conferences and Detailed Assessment Hearings. Janet is a Council member of Cardiff and District Law Society and holds the post of Treasurer. 


Janet is a member of BPILS lexisWeb, click 'here' to see her profile.


Clare Parnell LLB (Hons) Director & Legal Costs Consultant linkedin clare parnell


Clare has a wealth of costs experience in both inter partes and legal aid matters with a particular interest in high value, serious injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence claims.  Clare is adept at managing a busy caseload for both receiving and paying parties and her skill set includes negotiations, preparation of Points of Dispute and Replies and attendance at Costs Management and Detailed Assessment Hearings in both local courts and the SCCO.  Her considerable costing experience has proven to be invaluable when called upon to prepare costs budgets and accurately forecast anticipated costs therein.


See Lai BSc (Hons) - Administrator


See is the administrative assistant within the company. Having graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc Business Administration degree, See is an experienced administrator with 25 years of experience and currently works on a part-time basis. She deals with all initial enquiries to the office, working meticulously with attention to detail ensuring clients are offered exceptional service at all times. Within her role she is also responsible for arranging courier collections and delivery of files, ensuring safe receipt of files by recording these onto our office database, monitoring credit control, dealing with suppliers, ensuring the office administration function runs smoothly each day and providing support to the Directors of the company.  See also works on a consultancy basis providing administrative support for the Cardiff & District Law Society.

Contact Us

We offer you direct e-mail and telephone contact with the costs professional and, unlike other firms, we do not delegate bill drafting, negotiations and advocacy to different departments or staff.


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Legal Costing Services

Our comprehensive knowledge means that we are able to provide you with a full costing service and assist with recovery of your fees.


See Our Services

Fast, efficient and comprehensive services


We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and we aim to turn multi track files around within 15 working days. Costs budgets and fast track claims are usually dealt with within 10 working days. We offer a free courier service to local areas on Tuesdays and Thursdays.