Costs and Litigation Funding
Since joining the bar, Richard has developed a successful and extensive costs practice. Having spent in excess of 20 years in a solicitor’s environment, he is well placed to understand the commercial needs of solicitors in relation to all legal costs & litigation funding issues.
He regularly advises solicitors and costs draftsman on all aspects of costs, including funding, recoverability of additional liabilities, retainers, cost budgeting, security for costs and solicitor & client assessments. Richard is retained counsel for NHS Resolution and regularly represents them and the MDU in the County & High Court (SCCO) and appellate courts dealing with high value costs arising out of clinical negligence claims.
Richard has represented the NHS in a number of high profile cases including an examination of the relationship between cost budgeting and detailed assessment and the application of the ‘recoverability of costs insurance premiums in clinical negligence proceedings (No 2) Regulations 2013’.