Leeds, United Kingdom
I am a qualified Solicitor with over twelve years dedicated legal costs experience. My attention to detail has provided excellent outcomes when representing lay clients, local authorities, SME’s, insurance companies, brokers and blue chip multi-national companies.
My background in working exclusively in legal costs for both a top tier defendant firm of solicitors as well as one of the UK’s leading claimant cost solicitors, has propelled me to become one of Yorkshire’s ‘go to’ costs specialists. I am acutely aware of how best to deal with the issue of costs through applying technical cost knowledge and practical commercial solutions.
Simply put, clients instruct me to make sure they promptly recover the full amount of legal costs to which they are entitled. Alternatively, where a client needs to pay legal costs, I can can advise clients on the appropriate level of costs to pay and ensure that the process is run efficiently.
I am results driven and takes pride in making sure that clients’ interests are protected
1999 - 2003
Law 2:1 (Hons) and LPC
The client in this claim was the defendant. They were faced with a cost claim in excess of £42,000.00 against them. Adrian was instructed to review the file and see how much legal costs should be paid to the other side. At the hearing, Adrian was able to successfully reduce those costs to Nil (£0.00). The opposing party appealed the County Court decision. Adrian was instructed to attend the appeal hearing. The Judge at the appeal hearing agreed with Adrian’s submissions that the appeal should be dismissed.
Client successfully made a claim and the Court ordered that the losing party pay the client’s legal costs. Adrian was instructed to review the client’s file in order to recover the correct level of legal costs. A bill of costs was drafted and a reasonable offer was made. The losing party did not accept the clients offer. At Court, the Judge agreed with Adrian’s valuations and awarded legal costs to the client plus an additional 10%. Adrian’s fees were also paid by the other side.