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Leading Juniors

Darren LewisSt John’s ChambersDarren is a trusted name in costs matters on the Western circuit. Solicitors have the same confidence in entrusting him with work as one would a barrister from a specialist London set. His knowledge is current and broad, his advocacy is sharp and effective, and his advice is to the point.’
Oliver Moore - Guildhall Chambers 'Oliver knows the costs rules inside out and knows how the judges will think. He is extremely pragmatic and understands the solicitors' perspective. He is efficient, persuasive in court and down to earth. A costs champion.'
James Bentley - Guildhall ChambersJames is a thorough advocate, whose delivery is calm and effective. He gives realistic advice on cases.'

Costs in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall Chambers stands out on the Western circuit for its ‘dedicated costs team‘. Led by the ‘very approachableOliver Moore , the group has an established track record in handling costs appeals, enforceability of funding arrangements, professional negligence work pertaining to costs issues, and advising on assessments of costs involving issues of principle and of high value. James Wibberley is a key contact for advising on issues related to wasted costs and non-party costs applications. James Bentley has ‘a wealth of expertise‘ in assisting with costs matters arising from clinical negligence and personal injury cases.



Always available, approachable and extremely knowledgeable barristers.’

Always able to offer a range of alternative barristers of good calibre.’


The clerks’ room is well run and always there to help. Rob McDonald has a fantastic knowledge of the market.’

Excellent clerking team who go the extra mile to ensure good service.’

Always very helpful and efficient.’

A solid clerking team.’