Several of the barristers in Trinity Chambers’ Costs group sit as Deputy District Judges and therefore deal with contentious costs issues on a regular basis.
Barristers in the team can advise on as well as represent parties at hearings covering costs budgeting and provisional assessments. The Costs barristers are familiar with all aspects of the civil costs regime including procedures for Costs and Case Management Conferences (CCMCs), allocation, limits on evidence, disclosure of reports, provision of draft directions, use of counsel, proportionality, costs budgeting and general case management, all in the context of the Overriding Objective. Trinity’s Costs team has experience of dealing with cases from the County and Magistrates Court, the High Court and Crown Court, appellate courts and the Senior Courts Costs Office.
With the diverse range of practitioners in the group, including Business & Commercial Litigation, Consumer & Professional Negligence, Chancery, Employment, Property, Housing, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection and Family, they can each advise on the funding and costs regimes applicable to their areas of expertise. This includes criminal practice and costs claims involving Central Funds.
Given the frequent changes in costs law and practice directions, barristers in the group regularly provide in-house and other CPD accredited training events.