Paul is Managing Director of R. Costings, his responsibilities include developing and implementing high level strategies, monitory the operational, marketing and business development and financial performances of the business as well and building and maintaining client relationship.
Having been involved in legal costs and a Costs Draftsman since 1994, Paul has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of costs and attending Detailed Assessment hearings. Paul is a Costs Lawyer and a Fellow of the ACL and has been a tutor to numerous students over the years who have undertaken the course successfully. Paul was one of the first Fellows to be granted rights of audience to conduct litigation. In the past Paul has regularly given talks of costs issues to a variety of audience. Having worked for a niche costs drafting firms, Paul joined a major firm of Solicitors in London where he gained an invaluable “in-house” experience and has a full understanding of Solicitors and their firms expectations. Paul formed R. Costings in 2002 and is Managing Director and whilst utilising his drafting experience and knowledge to the full, is focused on enhancing the splendid reputation of R. Costings and its staff.
With over 22 years of experience Paul has predominantly been instructed on behalf of Claimants, he has nevertheless regularly instructed by paying parties dispute costs and has a wealth of experience in auditing work by Unions, Blue Chip Companies and Insurers.
Paul has had experience in dealing with many claims in excess of £1M and was involved in a high profile litigation with over 5,000 Claimants. This was believed to be the largest ever UK product liability claim at its time. Notable cases which generated public interests included those involving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris and Stuart Hall.
Time permitting Paul is still regularly instructed on cost matters himself and enjoys fee earning. He is proud of the team he has compiled which now has a reputation of being of highest quality. Paul was recommended by leading authority in the industry top talent list for Cost Lawyers and is a forward “out of the box” thinker.
In his spare time, Paul has a Partner and four children with whom he enjoys spending his free time. He other interests include football as a Director of his own Town Football Club, St Ives Town, a semi professional Club which is enjoying sustained success.