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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
Client Alerts 02/04/2019
On 28 March 2019, the Ministry of Justice released a consultation on the extension of Fixed Recoverable Costs in Civil Cases.
Welcome to Keoghs' new Costs Aware. As this is the first edition in our new format, we’ve addressed a broad spectrum of subjects, including the fixed costs regime and an introduction to our legal costs experts based in Liverpool.
In an eagerly awaited judgment, the Court of Appeal overturned the County Court decision of District Judge Besford and ruled that a pre-LASPO CFA could be validly transferred from one firm to another so as to preserve the right to recover success fees where the claimant and both firms of solicitors expressly agreed.
Director of Costs, Howard Dean, addresses the costs management regime and queries whether it is delivering savings in costs and court time.
Our fourth edition of Costs Aware has now been released. This time we take a look at costs management, budgeting and provide a proportionality update.
- Costs management – is it delivering savings?
- The unsavoury practice of costs budget exaggeration
- Proportionality Update
- So, why a career in costs?
- Fixed costs following late acceptance of a claimant’s Part 36 offer
- Costs management: How to counter attempts by claimants to dispense with costs budgeting
- Transfer of Pre-LASPO CFAs upheld
- No advocacy then no fee in fixed recoverable costs cases
Our latest costs blog discusses whether an approved budget is the starting point for a payment on account of costs, which in the case of Bank of Ireland (Governors and Company of) & Anor v Watts Group Plc, it was.