Costs Seminar, Bristol – Tuesday 11th June 2019


Date: Thursday 11th June 2019

Venue: The MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Time: 2:00pm (registration from 1:30pm) – 6:00pm

Cost: £25.00 + VAT

The Guildhall Chambers Costs & Litigation Funding team and Paragon Costs Solutions are pleased to announce the return of their annual Costs Seminar on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at the M-Shed in Bristol.

We are delighted to announce that District Judge Marshall Phillips, Regional Costs Judge and Immediate Past President of The Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges, will be our guest speaker at the seminar.

The seminar will include a talk from District Judge Marshall Phillips giving his perspective on how well, or otherwise, the current costs rules/procedures are working, what practitioners could be doing better (e.g. tips/pitfalls to avoid) and observations on the future of costs/civil justice.

Comprehensive materials and refreshments will be provided throughout the course of the seminar.


13:30 – Registration 

14:00 – Introduction
Oliver Moore, Guildhall Chambers and Nicholas Lee, Paragon Costs Solutions

14:05 – District Judge Marshall Phillips

14:35 – Retainer Issues
James Wibberley, Guildhall Chambers

15:00 – Costs Case Law Update
Lucy Baldwin, Paragon Costs Solutions

15:30 – Brief introduction from Yolk Recruitment followed by Tea & Coffee Break

15:50 – Choice of talk:

(1) Fixed Costs/QOCS – James Bentley, Guildhall Chambers
(2) ADR/adjudication costs issues – Oliver Manley, Guildhall Chambers

16:15 – Affiniti Finance on Litigation Funding

16:35 – Significant Developments and Good Reasons to Depart (an introduction)
Martin Lanchester, Guildhall Chambers

16:50 – Seminar sponsored Panel Discussion and Debate on important costs issues (including costs management and proportionality) followed by Q & A
District Judge Marshall Phillips; Nicholas Lee, Paragon Costs Solutions; and Oliver Moore, Guildhall Chambers

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