Kevin Latham


Litigation, Funding & Costs

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Stephen Loxton
Harry Young


Litigation, Funding & Costs

Described in Chambers and Partners 2015 as "very able, very calm and very measured, and never takes any bad points - he's just a pleasure to deal with" and "very quick to digest the issues”, he is instructed by Claimants and Defendants alike on high value and complex costs issues including matters of a wider significance. His knowledge of the subject and impressive ability on his feet are his strongest assets.

Significant Reported Cases

Epsom College v Pierse Contracting Southern Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1449

(The effect and application of Part 36);

WXY v Various Defendants [2012] EWHC 496

(Significant costs claim following a defamation action);

Mobile Doctors Limited v Johal & Your Lawyers Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1452

(Complex claim arising out of arrangements between Solicitor and Medico-Legal Agency);

Bassi & Ors v Bassi [2014] EWCA Civ 62

(Examines the extent to which a Costs Judge may use the trial Judge’s judgment to aid interpretation of the costs order subsequently made);


Profile


Kevin is an experienced costs and personal injury practitioner with a busy nationwide practice. Having specialised in costs litigation throughout his career at the bar, Kevin has been highly sought after to provide business advice in light of the recent reforms to civil litigation. He is regularly instructed to advise and represent paying and receiving parties in all aspects of inter-partes costs litigation involving complex matters of law and fact. Whilst maintaining a strong personal injury practice, Kevin’s trial skills are an asset in solicitor/own client disputes and matters requiring robust cross-examination such as wasted and third party costs orders. Kevin’s advisory services are sought after with clients impressed by his thorough yet clear advice both in writing and in conference. Kevin’s experience as a law costs draftsman and at a national firm of Solicitors prior to pupillage enable him to provide first class service in cases where an appreciation of the ‘bigger picture’ is required. Kevin is frequently instructed in cases involving high value claims for costs in commercial claims, fatal accident claims and multiple party actions. He regularly appears in the SCCO, as well as the County and High Court, and is experienced in the Court of Appeal.

Year of Call: 2007

Areas of Expertise
  • Inquests
  • Litigation Funding & Costs
  • Occupational Disease
  • Personal Injury

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2017

"He really fought the client's corner, worked hard and went the extra mile. He is a bright and competent lawyer." "A strong, sharp advocate with excellent technical knowledge."

Chambers UK 2016

"He's an exceptional talent and a barrister with a very good style. Costs can be quite boring but he makes it come alive."

"His client care skills are just first-class. He's an engaging person who's good fun as well as very professional."

Chambers & Partners UK 2015

Northern Bar – Costs Litigation - Band 2

Memberships

PIBA

Northern Circuit

Publications

"Following Protocol" Personal Injury Law Journal P.I.L.J. (2010) No.86 June Pages 9-14 (An article highlighting the salient factors of the new RTA Protocol).

 

Chambers UK Logo 2016

 

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