My role

I’m responsible for the preparation of legal aid agency claims for the family team (including high costs case planning and CCMS online billing). I also offer on-going costing support to our fee earners.

My experience

I have been a costs draftsman since 1995 when I started out costing criminal and housing claims at a previous firm.

My specialisms

  • Family costs drafting
Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.

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