Costs in Regional Bar
Richard Wilcock is the key name and head of the costs team at Exchange Chambers. Wilcock regularly advises solicitors, costs lawyers and other barristers on all aspects of costs, including funding, recoverability of additional liabilities, retainers, cost budgeting, security for costs and solicitor and client assessments. High-profile costs cases that Wilcock has been instructed in over the last few years include a case involving challenges by the defendant on matters of conduct during the detailed assessment process under CPR 44.11. and whether such issues could and should have been raised before the original trial judge.
The large costs team at Kings Chambers 'offer several highly skilled and technically brilliant costs counsel. Their combined knowledge and expertise on the area of costs is unlike any other chambers in the Northern circuit'. Members are instructed for all sides in costs matters, as well as acting as mediators, often in clinical negligence costs cases. The team’s instructions vary from high-value detailed assessment, non-contentious advice, retainer drafting, solicitor own client disputes, appeals, and general advisory work. Therefore, the team 'can all be relied upon to deliver excellent service in the costs arena'. Key names at the set include Kevin Latham, Paul Hughes, Matthew Smith, Erica Bedford, and Craig Ralph.