Head of Costs, Bolt Burdon Kemp, London
Samuel is Head of Costs at Bolt Burdon Kemp, having previously held senior legal and management positions in the largest costs solicitor practices.
Having graduated from Swansea University with an LLB, Samuel began his costs career within a national insurance solicitors firm, subsequently completing the CILEX Graduate Fast Diploma and later studied the LPC at the College of Law Bloomsbury.
In addition to the above, he is an accredited mediator, having studied the bespoke costs mediation course at the internationally recognised London School of Mediation.
He has attained expert experience of all aspects of post-CPR issues from the outset of proceedings to recovery of legal costs. By virtue of his varied legal training Samuel is able to approach the fundamentals of costs from a different perspective to traditional costs lawyers.
Samuel has vast knowledge in a wide range of legal costs issues, including international arbitration costs, multi-jurisdictional litigation and more routine England and Wales based costs claims. He has experience of all number of complex litigation and non-contentious costs issues both from paying and receiving party perspective in addition to solicitor and own client.
His experience includes commercial and personal injury litigation costs within the following contexts; banking, defamation, fraud, intellectual property, anti-competition, disaster litigation and international contract, abuse, clinical negligence, professional negligence and serious personal injury litigation.
Samuel regularly appears as an advocate in the RCJ High Court, SCCO and County Courts.
He is well versed on the technical side of costs and contract law to include advices and drafting on retainers, costs issues, creative funding and strategy.