South West Costs Seminar



We are delighted that Simon Middleton, District Judge and Regional Costs Judge, will be the guest speaker at the seminar.

District Judge Middleton is the co-author of “Cook on Costs” and one of the General Editors of “Costs and Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms”. He has been a member of the Judicial College tutor team and is one of the Course Directors responsible for the delivery of civil law education to the judiciary. His primary responsibilities in these roles have been related to the teaching of costs and costs/case management. He was one of the small cadre of judges charged with the development and delivery of judicial training on the ‘Jackson’ reforms in the run up to implementation.

Other speakers will be: Oliver Moore and James Wibberley of Guildhall Chambers; and Nicholas Lee and Claire Tomlin of Paragon Costs Solutions.

The seminar will include talks on the following topics:

  • Costs Maximising
  • Costs Budgeting
  • Solicitor own client disputes
  • Proportionality, hourly rates and case law update re inter partes assessment
  • Amendments to the CPR re costs management
  • Provisional assessment update

The seminar will conclude with a panel session with the opportunity for questions.

The seminar will run from 2pm to 5 pm (to be followed by drinks and canapés). A full programme will be published within the coming weeks.

Comprehensive materials and refreshments will be provided.

This seminar is free of charge to attend.

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