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Litigation Support Guide 2022
UK-wide Costs Lawyers
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Provided by Masters Legal Costs Services

Masters has extensive experience in dealing with legal costs issues arising in numerous jurisdictions, including in relation to significant global litigation spanning multiple territories.

In addition to dealing with the recovery and opposition of significant costs claims in many jurisdictions, Masters advises in relation to costs issues that can arise in substantive litigation, including in relation to the obtaining of security for costs and the provision of expert opinion in relation to English costs law.

Commercial Litigation -  The Commercial Team at Masters provides costs services to a range of top 100 legal firms primarily in the City of London.

We also work on behalf of corporations, financial institutions, public companies and their lawyers, dealing with the costs arising from a variety of commercial litigation including intellectual property, construction, tax and employment law and international arbitration.

Media Litigation - The Media Team deals with heavyweight defamation and privacy media litigation concerning highly sensitive and confidential matters where costs are important and contentious.

We are regularly instructed to deal with the costs arising from litigation relating to public figures and in high profile cases where the quality of services and confidentiality of instructions are paramount. These cases often involve the recovery of costs in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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What the team is known for

Masters Legal Costs Services is a well-respected costs firm based in London. The firm has a strong track record in high-end commercial as well as HNW media-related litigation, and is a prominent fixture on financial services matters.

Work Highlights

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  • Assisted over 700 claimants with the recovery of over £60 million in costs relating to phone-hacking litigation.

Notable Practitioners

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Philip Daval-Bowden
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Philip Daval-Bowden
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Cayman Islands-based Philip Daval-Bowden is a senior managing partner who specialises in dealing with costs in high-profile, cross-border litigations. He is regularly instructed as an expert on matters for clients in the UK. A source says: "Without a doubt, he is one of the best costs advocates in the business," while another adds: "He does not mess around - he is a very good lawyer who does a lot of hands-on work."

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David Platnauer

Philip Daval-Bowden

Thomas Spnayol