Paul Edwards


Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards


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Paul manages the costs team in our Liverpool office and with over 20 years’ experience he is regarded as an expert in the field of costs management. Paul is a regular commentator on the on-going impact of the civil justice reforms, advising clients on how the changes impact their strategy in dealing with claims and challenging third party costs.

Paul specialises in complex and high value costs disputes, with particular expertise in group litigation and abuse claims. In addition, he deals with costs in specialist areas such as marine, acting in arbitrations and has advised on multi-jurisdictional matters. With clients including large insurers, public bodies, banks and a wide range of businesses, Paul's experience includes advising on claims for costs of £18 million, matters with over 10,000 claimants, and bills assessed in the Supreme Court.

Paul is an expert on solicitor/client assessments and audits and has a growing client base of many of the UKs largest charities.

Latest Insights by Paul Edwards

Client Alerts 17/03/2020

Successful challenge to demand for excessive interim costs

The High Court has given a useful decision on how the court should approach the assessment of an interim payment of costs in cases where, despite being budgeted, the claim settles for far less than originally claimed. Since the introduction of the costs management regime, case law suggests that where a claim has been budgeted, 90% of budgeted costs is a reasonable interim payment.