Jon-Paul commenced work as a Costs Draftsman after leaving the College of Law in York in 1997. Initially specialising in Costs Claims arising out of complex child care proceedings, Jon-Paul moved into Clinical Negligence. Since 2000 he has almost exclusively dealt with Costs Claims arising out of complex clinical negligence disputes.
Prior the inception of the Jackson reforms, Jon-Paul played a pivotal role in ensuring clients were ready to meet the challenges of Costs Budgeting. Since April 2013, Jon-Paul has specialised in the preparation of costs budgets in multi-million pound claims including attending at CCMC’s and negotiating highly favourable settlements following conclusion of the claim.
Jon-Paul also advises Barristers on a consultancy basis as to challenges to fees. Jon-Paul is also an accreditted Mediator having trained at the London School of Mediation.
Notable cases include Lownds v Home Office, FACT v MOD and Havenga v Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust & Anor.
Away from work, Jon-Paul loves spending time with his family and being kept busy with two young daughters. He has been known to attempt marathons, half marathons and long-distance cycling events. Jon-Paul prides himself on his long-standing relationship with clients who have placed their trust in him over the years.