Costs Update Seminar from Trinity Barristers and Ian Cosgrove

On the afternoon of 28th April, Trinity Chambers’ Costs barristers James Marwick and Andrew Crammond will be joined by law costs draftsman, Ian Cosgrove to deliver a highly practical and up to date review seminar of the post Jackson costs regime.

James Marwick and Andrew Crammond will cover:

  • Costs Budgeting;
  • Relief from Sanction
  • Case law review including and since Mitchell
  • Part 36 and
  • an anatomy of a Costs and Case Management Conference (CCMC)

Ian Cosgrove will focus on provisional assessments including:

  • The framework for Provisional Assessments of Bills of Costs;
  • Tips on maximising costs for the receiving party;
  • Tips for minimising costs for the paying party;
  • Reviewing a Provisional Assessment, the perils and the pitfalls and
  • Part 36 in action in Provisional Assessments.

James and Andrew are barristers in Trinity Chambers’ CostsChanceryBusinessEmployment and Personal Injury practice groups.

Ian Cosgrove is a Costs Lawyer authorised under Sections 27 & 28 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 to conduct costs litigation.Ian has recently celebrated 40 years practice in the law; firstly as a Legal Executive with a local firm of solicitors where he first gained an interest in legal costs.  He founded Cosgrove Costing Agency in 1990, becoming an Associate of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen three years later.  He gained Fellowship status in 1995 and in 2007, became one of the first Fellows to become a Costs Lawyer.He is an accredited Trainer of the Association of Costs Lawyers and was invited to address the local Judiciary on the Jackson Reforms prior to their implementation on 1st April 2013. Ian has extensive experience of preparing Costs Budgets, appearing at Costs and Case Management conferences and is regularly instructed by solicitors to deal with reviews of provisional assessments.

The free seminar will take place at the Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road. Registration is at 2pm with a 2.30pm start and concludes at 4.30pm. The seminar will attract 2 hours Solicitors Regulation Authority points. To book a place please click here.

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