Ben is a Partner in our Bolton office and joined Keoghs in 2008 as a costs lawyer and Fellow of the Association of Costs Lawyers. He has been engaged in legal costs for over 22 years, having previously worked externally for specialist costs firms and in-house for solicitors. Ben deals with between the parties’ costs in high value catastrophic injury claims and attends hearings in the High Court and County Court. He coordinates and manages strategic litigation, advises in fixed costs cases, assists clients with emerging issues in the marketplace, provides costs related training and also delivers regular legal updates.
Ben’s achievements since joining Keoghs include O'Beirne v Hudson and Sulaman v Axa Insurance Plc (both in the Court of Appeal); Pitt v HMRC and Dunhill v Burgin (both in the Supreme Court); Gidman v Patel (challenging the recoverability of counsel’s fees in fixed costs cases); Pirta v Shahi (£450,000 bill of costs struck out); Tucker v Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust (unreasonable conduct and miscertification of costs budgets); and MXX v United Lincolnshire NHS Trust (sanctions for improper conduct during the costs budgeting process).