Wayne Spring - LL.M. (International Sports Law); LL.B. (Hons) Law; C.F.Inst.L.Ex; Dip.Law; Dip.Adult.Ed
Wayne is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, who has held senior legal and management positions in ‘Blue Chip’ firms, National and Provincial practices.
Wayne graduated from the now Anglia Ruskin University with an LL.B. (Hon’s) Law degree. He then followed this up by undertaking a Master’s Degree in International Sports Law from the internationally recognised TMC Asser Instituut at The Hague, Netherlands, in conjunction with the Anglia Sports Law Research Centre, where he was awarded an LL.M. Following completion Wayne undertook the Legal Executives exams and became a Charted Fellow of the Institute in 2007. Wayne has also gained a Diploma in Law and also in Adult Education.
Wayne’s working career started off as an office junior in a North London practice. He progressed through the ranks to become a Chartered Fellow Legal Executive specialising in Civil Litigation and Costs becoming joint head of the Fast-Track Litigation. It was at that practice that he moved side-ways into Costs law and the opportunity to work alongside one of the Country’s leading experts in the field. Wayne moved from this firm to Head of Costs at a top 100 law firm establishing a team of 30 staff. Wayne was head-hunted to join a then leading Legal Aid practice in London. Wayne became the Head of Costs implementing and streamlining practice to ensure that the costs were recovered.
Wayne has many years’ experience in all aspects of pre and post-CPR issues from initiation of proceedings through the recovery of legal costs. Having run his own case load and managed teams (both in litigation and costs) he brings an extensive experience in the conduct of proceedings. Wayne’s costs experience has seen him undertake a breadth of work from small claims, Legal Aid action costs including costs on inter-party bills through to the arbitration on multi-million pound multi-jurisdictional cases. Wayne has prepared Bills of Costs for the County Court, High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, and Maritime Arbitration through to the Supreme Court (formally the House of Lords) and Privy Council.
Wayne has significant experience in regards to projected costs and has prepared numerous budgets and attended hundreds of CCMC hearings. Wayne has extensive experience in the preparation and justification of costs in a wide range of complex, high value commercial and civil actions including Marine Arbitration, Professional Negligence, Clinical Negligence and Entertainment Copyright Costs. He was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office to provide advice. He acts for both Paying and Receiving Party’s.
Wayne has also been a lecturer in Law. Wayne has given various talks on the issue of costs.
Wayne initially moved into costs to assist with the Claims Direct Test Cases. He has assisted with The Accident Group Test Cases. Working as part of a team he assisted in the transformation of CPR 45 in respect of fixed costs in relation to fixed costs and also recoverable disbursements. In the field of arbitration Wayne was instructed to prepare the costs arising from the Benedetti v Sawiris cases in all tiers (upto and including the House of Lords). He was instructed on the preparation of costs in Minder Music v Sharples (IPEC court). Wayne was instructed to represent the Paying Party (Defendant/Respondent) in all tiers (County Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court) in Loveridge v London Borough Lambeth. Wayne worked as part of a team on the complex commercial matter of (1) UBS AG (London Branch) (2) UBS Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd v KOMMUNALE WASSERWERKE LEIPZIG GmbH –and- UBS LIMITED –and- DEPFA BANK PLC –and- KOMMUNALE WASSERWERKE LEIPZIG GmbH –and- UBS AG (LONDON BRANCH) –and- LANDESBANK BADEN-WRUTTEMBERG –and- UBS LIMITED (known as UBS v Depfa). His experience has spanned a multitude of cases including those of highly vulnerable persons.
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Wayne was the recipient of the Giles Trueman Prize at university for all round contribution and performance. Wayne was the Chairman of the University Law Society and entertainments officer. He was a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society.
Outside of work, Wayne is a devoted husband and father of two children. He enjoys skiing with his family and may outdoor pursuits. He has acted as Trustee for Charities. He is a very keen cyclist and founder of a cycling group which raises funds for various charities. He enjoys singing and has been privileged with singing with HM Royal Engineers band and a former secretary of a choir. Wayne enjoys musical theatre. Wayne has sat on various Boards such as the Kent Masonic Library and Museum.
Charted Fellow Of The Institute Of Legal Executives