During my employment as a Costs Draftsman, I have adopted a pragmatic and effective approach to handling my cases which has resulted in promising settlements, for my clients. Combined with my ability to deal with a matter from beginning to end, I can give clients the assurance that all issues can be dealt with, within a timely, cost effective, and professional manner.
I obtained an LLB (Hons) degree from Wolverhampton University in 2005. While working in costs I simultaneously completing the Legal Practice Course in 2010 and qualified as Costs Lawyer in September 2018.
I have a wealth of experience having been in costs for 12 years. I have seen many changes over that time in relation to the drafting Bills of Cost, and have the ability to draw on that knowledge when providing advice both to colleagues and fee earners alike. I have worked both in-house and for external costs firms giving me a varied perspective to the role of a Law Cost Draftsman.
I joined Cost Law Services Ltd. in March 2018, having previously worked as a Law Costs Draftsman for several leading costs firms predominantly based in London. I have obtained extensive experience dealing with all types of contentious costs issues. In particular preparing phased Bills of Costs and the new electronic bills for varied matter types including commercial, probate and negligence claims, both professional and clinical. I have experience representing both the receiving and the paying party at detailed assessments, preparing points of dispute, replies to points of dispute, negotiating settlements on behalf of the receiving party and setting matters down for assessment. I regularly appear as an advocate in the RCJ High Court, SCCO and County Courts. I also am well versed on the technical side of costs and contract law to include advices and drafting on retainers, costs issues, creative funding and strategy.
I enjoy watching football, boxing; playing pool and talking cars.
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