New Training Event: Costs Awards in Publicly Funded Cases

We are delighted to be working alongside the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) to provide a new (pro bono) training event in central London on 14th September.

Developed specifically for those who deal with publicly funded civil claims, particularly housing matters, the training session will cover everything from the circumstances in how such costs orders may arise and will include:

  • How fee-earners can maximise their costs through Inter Partes Costs awards
  • The realisation of those costs through the assessment process and
  • How to finalise a claim for costs with the Legal Aid Agency in terms of administration

It is a two hour session: registration from 9.30 am with the training commencing at 10 am at Freshfields’ lecture theatre –  for further details click here

We aim to ensure that every delegate will leave with the knowledge and confidence to obtain inter partes costs orders and familiarity with the administrative process and a clear  understanding of how to recover those costs from the Paying Party

Learn how to make those costs orders work for you !

To book a place (or places)  for your organisation  e mail bob@llst.org.uk with the name and e-mail address of the attendee.

Speaker Bio: Christopher McClure

Christopher joined The John M Hayes Partnership in 2013 and was offered the role of Northwest Regional Manager the following year. His expertise is found in technical, costs-related queries. He enjoys a sound working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and is sought after to advise clients on difficult or unusual points of costs law, including those relating to the various fixed costs regimes and six column bills.  Christopher is a contributor to LexisNexis and the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal and an experienced advocate.

He is a non-practising barrister and formerly lectured to undergraduates reading commercial, public and contract law. Outside of work, Christopher’s interests include theology, space and the sciences. He is a classically trained pianist and attends his local gym as often as occasion will permit.

Christopher is married to Sarah and they have two children.