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Elaine Pitt

Elaine Pitt

Technical Director of Costs

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As Costs Technical Director, Elaine is responsible for the quality, strategic and technical content of the costs service to clients. She has worked in costs for more than 20 years and has dealt with both high volume claims and high value claims up to Privy Council level.

Her broad range of experience from both the claimant and defendant perspective gives her the insight required to both anticipate and counter the many tactical avoidance measures often adopted by receiving parties in costs.

Latest Insights by Elaine Pitt

AWARE 18/01/2018

No advocacy then no fee in fixed recoverable costs cases

Following the Court of Appeal’s finding (Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33) that the fixed costs regime applies to the costs of a pre-action disclosure application, an issue arose as to whether a claimant is entitled to recover “advocates costs” in circumstances where no advocacy was provided.