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Leading Juniors

Darren Lewis - St John's ChambersThe go-to in the South West on costs issues. Down to earth, commanding presence in court.
James Marwick - St John's ChambersJames provides reliable and clear advice, which takes into consideration the client's needs. He has an eye for detail often overlooked by other members of the bar. What may seem innocuous to others can be crucial to a case and he has the knack of applying perfect weight to the issues which allows him to rescue even the most dire cases.
Oliver Moore - Guildhall ChambersHe is a walking knowledge bank of costs rules and laws. He also has good insight into the judicial approach to costs and their response to arguments and will focus on what will work.
James Wibberley - Guildhall ChambersHe is a pleasure to work with; very knowledgeable, able to provide forthright, concise advice in a friendly and approachable manner. A fine advocate, always meticulously prepared and tenacious with his arguments.

Costs in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall Chambers has a number of barristers with expertise in costs and litigation funding. With a growing reputation in this field, the set includes some of the most prominent regional specialists. Described by one client as 'a walking knowledge bank of costs rules and laws', Oliver Moore receives nationwide instructions, heading the specialist costs practice while also  being head of the Chambers’ Costs and Litigation Funding team. 'Future star of the costs bar' James Wibberley has a background in commercial litigation and has a broad costs practice comprising a combination of advisory and advocacy work.

St John's Chambers

St John's Chambers has a well-established costs team in the region, with leading personal injury barristers advising on costs and funding issues. Described as the 'go-to' for costs in the South West region by one client, Darren Lewis is a key member of the set, along with the 'reliable' James Marwick. In AS v Wirral NHS Trust, Marwick recently successfully acted for the claimant on appeal in overturning a decision to disallow any success fee.