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Answers to 15 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 Costs Judges, Counsel and Managing Partners
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Chaired by: District Judge Ian Besford
Ian was appointed as District Judge in 1999 and Regional Costs Judge for the North East in 2005. Before that he was a solicitor in private practice and principal of a cost drafting firm.
Answered by: Alexander Hutton QC
Alexander has "phenomenal command of costs law," matching it with "the sharpest intellect and best advocacy skills around." He chaired the Hutton committee on the new Bill of Costs.
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Answered by: Nicola Greaney of 39 Essex Street
Nicola is "a very clever barrister" who "provides no-fuss, responsive and pragmatic advice" and "a superlative cross-examiner, with wonderful natural authority."
Answered by: Roger Mallalieu of 4 New Square
Roger is "quite simply the best junior counsel for costs." "He's superb. A master in his field." He is co-author of the White Book supplement: "Costs & Funding Following the Civil Justice Reforms."
Answered by: David Marshall of Anthony Gold Solicitors
David is a "real powerhouse" for costs. He was appointed to advise Lord Justice Jackson on his Review of Fixed Recoverable Costs and is a member of the CJC's Costs & Funding sub-committee.
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Answered by: Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers
Alice is one of the UK's go-to costs practitioners: known for her expertise, clarity of thought and fantastic skill. She is widely published and highly sought-after as a commentator.
Answered by: Master Jason Rowley
Jason is a Costs Judge at the Senior Courts Costs Office. He is co-author of "Cook on Costs."
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Answered by: PJ Kirby QC
PJ is acclaimed for his skill in costs cases. "His advice is highly practical and solution-focused." He is a Deputy District Judge and a Bar Council-appointed High Court costs assessor.
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