Howard Dean


Howard Dean

Howard Dean


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Howard is director of costs at Keoghs and has additional responsibilities in sales, client relationship management and as a member of Keoghs’ market and public affairs team.

He has specialised in defendant insurance litigation since being admitted as a solicitor in 1994. Howard has significant experience in dealing with catastrophic injury claims arising from road traffic accident claims. He deals with high value and strategic costs litigation and is highly experienced having represented parties in many of the landmark costs cases.

Howard has been heavily involved in civil justice reform and sat on the Civil Justice Council Jackson reforms working group advising on Qualified one way Costs Shifting, Part 36, Proportionality and Litigation funding.

He has been appointed to the Ministry of Justice Whiplash Reform working party to advise upon the introduction of a fixed tariff of compensation payments for whiplash claims.

Latest Insights by Howard Dean

AWARE 14/12/2020

Costs Aware | December 2020

Welcome to the eighth issue of Costs aware. In this issue we cover a number of areas including misguided inflationary increases to Guideline Hourly Rates. There is also a feature on data claims, an area that's become the focus of many claimant firms in 2020. 

Client Alerts 07/09/2020

New Guideline Hourly Rates by the end of 2020?

The Civil Justice Council have founded a Guideline Hourly Rates Working Group, chaired by Mr Justice Stewart QC to conduct an evidence-based review of the basis and amount of the guideline hourly rates with a view to reporting by the end of 2020.

AWARE 15/07/2020

Budget variation is compulsory where there is a significant development in a case.

It’s fair to say that the costs budgeting regime has achieved some success in containing costs before they are incurred. It works well in a properly budgeted case that follows the anticipated trajectory to resolution. The case will have satisfied the assumptions made against which the budget was drafted and followed the procedural course set out in court directions.