John Smith

Costs Barristers


9 Gough Square has strength in depth, from the most senior to most junior Member of Chambers.

Members of Chambers have for many years been involved in the establishment of the various CFA regimes that have existed and in the litigation that has arisen thereunder.

The Costs Group self-trains from pupillage onwards; juniors are mentored in their first 3 years and in-house training takes place regularly.

The Group is ready to take on the challenges presented by the post-April 2013 "Jackson" reforms.

The Costs Group has considerable experience in providing training on costs and funding issues and can tailor in-house CPD lectures to clients' individual needs.

Members of the Group accept instructions across the range of civil costs work including:

  • Costs management under the new CPR 3.12-3.18.
  • Costs budgeting: Considering "Precedent H" and the new "Costs management orders" and "Costs management conferences" under CPR 3.13- 16.
  • Costs capping orders under CPR 3.19.
  • Disputes arising from CFAs and DBAs following the Jackson reforms.
  • All matters arising under pre-April 2013 CFAs.
  • Application and interpretation of principles and rules on costs – e.g. the indemnity principle, scope of Part 36.
  • Detailed assessment hearings – both where points of principle are raised and the more standard assessment hearings.

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