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Robert Marven QC

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Robert Marven QC is a specialist in all aspects of costs law. He is also an expert on the law concerning the funding of litigation. He has been instructed in a range of high profile cases in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Senior Courts Costs Office and the County Court. Robert also has considerable experience in mediating costs and related disputes both as a representative and as a mediator. Robert’s practice includes: costs issues arising from high value litigation; conditional fee agreements and contingency fee agreements; commercial funding for substantial disputes; costs budgeting; legal expenses insurance and ‘after the event’ insurance; fixed costs; costs budgets and estimates; costs capping; as well as wasted and non-party costs orders. Robert acts for a wide range of clients including PLCs and public bodies, solicitors, major insurers, funders, claims management companies and individuals. He is often brought into major commercial and group litigation to advise and to present submissions on specific costs issues. Robert provides strategic advice on matters of commercial importance to insurers, solicitors and others involved with the management and funding of litigation. Recent cases include: Chapelgate v Money [2020] 1 WLR 1751; Kupeli v Atlasjet [2019] 1 WLR 1235; Surrey v NHS [2018] 1 WLR 5831; Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2017] 1 WLR 1249.


MA (Cantab). Called to the Bar 1994.

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