Webinar discussing Changes to qualified one way cost shifting, April 2023Park Square Barristers
This webinar is presented by Ben Rigby-Beckett.
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Ben’s legal career commenced in the complex area of legal costs. His early experience with legal costs were as a Law Costs Draftsman in specialised costs firm whereby he acted on behalf of multiple Claimant solicitor clients prior to the introduction of the LASPO reforms in 2013. In this role Ben obtained significant experience in the drafting of bills of costs, points of dispute and replies and developed negotiating skills with clients and opponents.
Thereafter, Ben moved in house and trained and qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2017, alongside his role as Head of Costs, in a large industrial disease firm of Solicitors. In this role, Ben managed a team of Costs Draftsmen and Administrators whilst handling his own case load, undertaking hearings and reporting to key stakeholders. Furthermore, he handled preliminary issue trials and JSMs arranged solely in respect of recovery of legal costs following settlement of a large group action.
Ben’s experience until 2017 was almost exclusively focused on all aspects of legal cost recovery and the issues and arguments that ensue giving him a wealth of experience as to how to conduct litigation efficiently and in a costs effective manner.
Ben decided to broaden his practice in 2018 when he joined a large Defendant insurance practice and whilst he has developed a full civil insurance litigation practice, he continues to act regularly on behalf of Defendants in respect of cost issues that have arisen during the substantive claim and following conclusion.
Ben continues to act as the Advocate on hearings which include, but are not limited to, detailed assessment hearings, oral review hearings, applicability of fixed costs hearings and interim applications for declarations, payments on account and summary assessment.