Phil is an experienced Cost Draftsman who has dealt with a broad range of costs issues including but not limited to the following:
- Drafting Submissions/Precedent R/Precedent Q
- Bill Drafting
- Points in Reply/Dispute
- Schedules of Costs
Started at Just Costs in September 2008
Made Associate - July 2014
Head of Cost Management – January 2016
Made Senior Associate – July 2016
Involved in Cost Management from the outset (April 2013)
Phil has notable experience in the following areas:
Phil has gained significant experience covering a wide range of costs aspects including complex high value personal injury - RTA/Employment/Occupier/Public matters, catastrophic brain injury matters – costs circa 1million, high value clinical and dental negligence matters, multi action clinical negligence matters, consumer protection matters, work in relation to the Court of Protection Mental Capacity Act 2005.Financial claims arising between cohabitant’s, defending allegations of wrongful and/or in breach of contract and/or in breach of fiduciary duty and/or tortious duty, alleged breach of commercial premises.
Preparation and negotiating of Claimant and Defendant Cost Budgets ranging from standard personal injury claims to catastrophic brain injury claims, where projected costs exceed £950k. Multi million pound Intellectual property matters, branding, trademark/copyright matters. Commercial, leasing and professional negligence matters in excess of a million pounds. Preparation of written submissions, liaising with Counsel/Defendant’s, narrowing of issues/agreement of Cost Budgets including multi action parties
Phil has also gained vital experience working in-house for a number of the UK’s leading personal injury and commercial specialists, working closely with Solicitors/Barristers on complex high value matters.
Development of Software
Phil has been at the forefront in the development of the current joint venture with Ultimedia of the bespoke BudgIT Cost Management program, and also within the development/redevelopment of internal software.