According to English law, a law costs draftsperson is a specialist lawyer who settles the legal costs of a court case. The role centres around a procedure known as the detailed assessment of costs, which is controlled by statute in England and Wales. These legal professionals manage costs relating to all areas of the law and deal with every conceivable type of legal matter that touches upon the subject of costs. An experienced law costs professional would expect a salary on a par with that of a solicitor or legal executive. Knowledge of specialist cost management systems is an important part of the job.