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Leading Juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers ChambersA hugely experienced and wise costs barrister with strong technical knowledge.
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersA bona fide costs specialist with an excellent grasp of the law; he fights hard for his clients without overstepping the mark.

Costs in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers Chambers

Paul Joseph is the key figure for complex costs matters at No5 Barristers Chambers, with 'a grasp of costs work that eludes most members of the Bar' according to peers. Joseph continues to act for the Ministry of Defence in all costs matters arising out of claims pursued by Iraqi civilians against the Ministry of Defence, and recently acted for both the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) and Secretary of State for the Home Department, as respondent and interested party respectively, in an appeal concerning the treatment of costs following a successful uncontested application for judicial review of an upper tribunal decision.

Ropewalk Chambers

The costs team at Ropewalk Chambers handles both claimant and defendant work in the costs area, in inter-party cases as well as solicitor-client disputes. Andrew Lyons is particularly recommended by clients for his 'good presence in court' along with 'sufficient gravitas to hit home with the more complex legal arguments' in complex matters. Shilpa Shah is another key figure within the team whose recent work has included long-running disputes between solicitors and clients, as well as costs cases arising from high-value clinical negligence matters.