Kevin Latham

Occupational Disease


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


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


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

Clerked by:
Stephen Loxton
Harry Young

Occupational Disease

Kevin’s experience of asbestos related claims (including mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural plaques/thickening/effusion) and Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims is substantial. Kevin regularly deals with the substantial costs claims which follow matters of this nature and his understanding of how steps within the substantive litigation can significantly affect costs recovery enhance his ability to provide practical and clear advice to his professional clients as well as his lay clients at all stages of the litigation process. Clients are impressed by his command of the subject matter and his ability to explain complex legal points in clear terms which they can understand.


Chambers UK Logo 2016Kevin 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


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



Northern Circuit


"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).


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