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What the team is known for

Leeds firm Clarion is renowned for providing market-leading costs services. The firm has the ability to handle a wide variety of cases, including fraud, real estate and will challenges, and is particularly strong on Court of Protection matters.

Strengths

"They understand exactly how the costs function - they know how to make your file appropriately so you get the maximum legal amount you are entitled to."

"They are really approachable and you can ask them anything. They are very pragmatic and knowledgeable in their responses. They are market leaders. They are at the forefront of changing law and making things easier for practitioners."

Work highlights

Worked with a well-known firm of solicitors on a Court of Protection claim for costs in excess of £325,000.

Notable practitioners

Stephanie Kaye leads the Court of Protection costs service at Clarion. She often prepares Court of Protection costs bills and has particular experience in acting for Deputies. A source says: "Stephanie is a very safe pair of hands. Her people and communication skills are some of her greatest strengths. Couple that with her in-depth knowledge of the Court of Protection and it makes her the go-to adviser on Court of Protection costs matters."

Andrew McAulay is an equity partner and head of the costs team at Clarion. Praised by sources for his knowledge and his approachable and responsive manner, he is a leading figure in the costs law space. A source says: "He has an encyclopedic knowledge of costs in court - I can email him for help with anything. He is always helpful and so professional."

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