Costs and Litigation Funding
Richard is an experienced and highly sought after costs practitioner with a wide range of expertise in costs and litigation funding. He is head of chambers’ expanding costs team and undertakes along with other members, regular training sessions and seminars for solicitors and costs lawyers. Richard is often asked been to speak at many costs’ conferences including the annual meeting of the Association of Costs Lawyers, which is a significant event in the costs calendar.
Richard advising clients (both paying and receiving parties) in conference and in writing on all aspects of costs litigation including retainer disputes, litigation and third party funding, costs budgeting and matters involving complex areas of costs law.
He is regularly instructed to undertake non-contentious costs work including the drafting of retainers and complex conditional fee agreements and Damage Based Agreements.
His advocacy work regularly takes him to the Senior Courts Costs Office, in addition to the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal to represent paying and receiving parties at Detailed Assessment hearings and costs appeals. With costs disputes involving an increasing amount of evidence and witness statements, Richard considerable experience as a commercial cross examiner is of significant assistance to his client’s cases.
With the increasing amount of Solicitor and Client assessments being pursued, Richard is increasingly instructed to advise solicitors on assessments which are being vigorously pursued on behalf of former clients by claims companies.