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Darren LewisSt John’s ChambersDarren knows his stuff in a practice area in a part of the country where specialists are few and far between. He is always approachable, calm and unflustered. Darren has strong advocacy skills and provides timely and detailed written advice.'
Oliver MooreGuildhall Chambers ‘Oliver knows the costs rules and case law better than anyone. His costs advice is sensible and he knows which cases should be taken to a detailed assessment. His advocacy is also excellent.'
James WibberleyGuildhall Chambers ‘James is outstanding, the go-to costs counsel in Bristol and the region. He has outstanding attention to detail and unparalleled knowledge of the relevant law. James’ written advice and advocacy is also excellent.’ 
Oliver Manley - Guildhall Chambers 'Oliver is able to concisely and persuasively navigate and lead judges through complex cases. He is approachable, commercial and technically astute.'

Costs in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall Chambersis the go-to set in Bristol and the South West when it comes to costs‘ work. With considerable experience, Oliver Moore heads the nine-strong team, which is instructed in relation to a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. He specialises in costs appeals in connection with high-value personal injury and clinical negligence claims. James Wibberley’s practice primarily involves advising on litigation funding, as well as solicitor and own-client disputes. John Churchill is particularly experienced handling solicitor and client costs cases recently acted for the respondent in the High Court case Rushbrooke UK Ltd v 4 Design Concepts Ltd, which at the costs stage clarified the law on wasted costs orders against firms of solicitors acting without proper authority.


‘The clerks are helpful, timely, friendly and attentive, particularly Caroline Evans, Robert MacDonald and Olive Kavanagh.’ 

‘The clerks, Steve Arnold in particular, are excellent. They are quick to respond and proactive in relation to cost advice and lining up counsel to assist.’ 

‘Guildhall hosts many of the specialist costs counsel outside of London. They are certainly the go-to set in Bristol and the South West when it comes to costs.’

‘Guildhall is a good chambers with a diverse range of counsel.’

‘The clerking team is both helpful and efficient.’

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