Personal Injury Costs

St John's Chambers has a well-established costs team in the region, with leading personal injury barristers advising on costs and funding issues. Described as the 'go-to' for costs in the South West region by one client."

Legal 500  2021

St John’s Chambers’ Personal Injury team regularly advise on costs and funding issues. Our barristers advise solicitors, insurers, funders and litigants.

We have extensive experience advising on costs and providing representation at hearings.

Areas of expertise:

  • Costs budgeting and orders
  • Costs capping orders
  • Costs disputes arising from the 2013 Jackson reforms
  • Costs implications of Part 36 offers
  • Detailed assessment hearings

Darren Lewis is a key member of the team, along with James Marwick. In AS v Wirral NHS Trust, Marwick recently successfully acted for the claimant on appeal in overturning a decision to disallow any success fee. James also acted for the paying party in a case involving fixed recoverable costs in which the judge had allowed for significant counsel’s fees over and above the fixed costs threshold.


We design and deliver many seminars and workshops and are always happy to provide bespoke training to meet your team’s individual needs. Please contact Annette Bushell, Practice Manager, to discuss the extensive portfolio of workshops and bespoke seminars that we offer clients.

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