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, intellectual property, civil liberties 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 Senior Courts Costs Office, County and the High Court at costs case management conferences, detailed assessments and application hearings on behalf of insurer and government body clients. He has also appeared in Supreme Court dealing with costs arising out of complex and intricate legal points. He regularly provides costs training to insurer clients and internally to Complex Injury Lawyers at Keoghs.
From his experience acting as both a claimant and defendant personal injury lawyer he is able to fully understand the costs incurred or to be incurred in a case when dealing with bills, budgets or forecasting costs in complex cases as well as providing tactical assistance in large loss matters.
He is a key member of the wider costs team at Keoghs providing input on strategic litigation and projects to contain costs spend.
Dan is named as a Key Lawyer in the Legal 500 Keoghs entry for PI Defendant work in the south east. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Dan's most recent successful reported cases include Page v RGC Restaurants  EWHC 2688 (QB) and Scutchings v Gibbs (2018) CC (Manchester) (District Judge Davies) 11/06/2018.
Latest Insights by Dan Oldroyd
Interim payments during the life of a claim.
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.