Overview

The Costs Group has strength in depth, from the most senior to most junior Member of Chambers in respect of traditional retainers, the old CFA regimes and the post-1 April 2013 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) changes to CFAs and the costs regime generally. Moreover, Members of Chambers have been involved in the negotiation and esinlinetablishment of the various CFA regimes that have existed and in the litigation that has arisen within the every changing costs landscape. John Foy QC is particularly renowned as a pioneer in the CFA sphere.

The Group has risen to the challenges presented by the LASPO/Jackson reforms and regularly undertake Costs and Case Management Hearings and advise in respect of costs, including the effect of the revisions to the detailed assessment procedure, various fixed costs regimes and the application of qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS) and their interplay with Part 36/settlement offers. Further, members of the team were involved in the only case to date dealing with the definition of Fundamental Dishonesty (Gosling v Screwfix Direct Ltd and Anor (29/04/14).

Members of the Group accept instructions across the range of civil costs work from advising on points of principle to attending detailed assessment hearings.

Personal Injury Expertise

Costs Barristers

Grahame Aldous QC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Laura Begley


Call: 1993

Simon Brindle


Call: 1998

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Adam Dawson


Call: 2000

William Dean


Call: 2011

Laura Elfield


Call: 1996

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

John Foy QC


Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Stephen Glynn


Call: 1990

Sabrina Hartshorn


Call: 2001

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Roger Hiorns


Call: 1983

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Cyrus Katrak


Call: 1991

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Jacob Levy QC


Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Esther Maclachlan


Call: 2005

Stuart McKechnie QC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Giles Mooney QC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

Linda Nelson


Call: 2000

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

Esther Pounder


Call: 2003

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Hugh Rimmer


Call: 2003

Andrew Ritchie QC


Call: 1985 Silk: 2009

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Bruce Silvester


Call: 1983

Abigail Stamp


Call: 2004

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Vincent Williams


Call: 1985

Ben Zurawel


Call: 2010

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