Darren Lewis

Year of Call: 2004

Inn: Inner Temple

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The go-to in the South West on costs issues. Down to earth, commanding presence in court.”

LEGAL 500,  2021

Darren is one of the leading personal injury costs barristers, having appeared in high-profile cases setting out the limits of the new costs rules, for example Casseldine v The Diocese of Llandaff Board for Social Responsibility (a charity) before the Regional Costs Judge in Cardiff on the transitional provisions in QOCS cases and Bruno Manuel Dos Santos Mendes v Hochtief Construction (UK) Limited against Nicholas Bacon QC in the High Court on the recoverability of advocates’ fees where the case settles on the day of the trial but before it commences; and Wynne v Miller Foundations on the recoverability of VAT on the obtaining of medical records under the present rules (a case, along with a tranche of others, likely to be appealed and run as test cases, with far-reaching costs savings).

In addition to complex cases setting out the extent of the new costs rules, he undertakes regular detailed assessment work and costs budgeting.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Free Representation Unit

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB (Hons) Warwick