Dan leads the complex injury costs team based in Southampton and deals with all aspects of costs practice. He has a vast amount of experience in dealing with large and complex costs matters from drafting costs budgets and bills of costs as well as opposing costs budgets and bills. He has experience of dealing with costs matters not only from personal injury actions but also commercial disputes, banking and finance, insolvency and defamation.
Dan is an expert in costs budgeting having started drafting budgets during the pilot that was conducted in the TCC. He regularly conducts his own advocacy in the County and High Court at costs case management conferences, detailed assessments and application hearings.
He is able to draw upon his experience as both a claimant and defendant personal injury lawyer in fully understanding the costs incurred or to be incurred in a case when dealing with bills, budgets or forecasting costs in complex cases. Dan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Latest Insights by Dan Oldroyd
The acceptance of a claimant’s Part 36 offer by a defendant after the relevant period has, until recently, been a point of contention between paying and receiving parties.
Client Alerts 07/09/2018
Fixed Recoverable Costs apply to a claim that settled for £40,000 before being allocated to track.
Client Alerts 25/07/2018
A large gap in the rules surrounding the costs consequences when a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer out of time has now been plugged with the Court of Appeal’s decision in the cases of Hislop v Perde and Kaur v Ramgharia Board. The decision provides much needed clarity in cases which are subject to the Fixed Recoverable Costs Regime under Section III of CPR 45.