Sydney has extensive experience in costs. He acted for the Defendant in Samonini, which first established a material breach of the CFA Regulations could occur despite the client in fact having no BTE. His costs work includes CFA challenges to enforceability, cost budgeting, solicitor- client costs, points of principle in detailed assessments, full detailed assessments and oral reviews of provisional assessments. Previously a contributor to Westlaw’s Costs Update on detailed assessment.

Selected Cases

  • Re C (2015): portal exit challenge by D at an oral review of a provisional assessment upholding C’s decision to exit. Costs Officer Pigott.
  • Re B (2015): Cardiff CC. HHJ Keyser QC. Appeal by D2 against DJ costs order following discontinuance of claim against D1. Successfully overturned.
  • Fiona Hatfield v Lewisham Hospitals NHS Trust, SCCO, (2012).
  • Lucy Branston (Deceased) v Dr Francis Perez- Carral, Leeds County Court, (2011).
  • Jeanette De Bono v Wellcare Nursing Home, SCCO, (2012).
  • Re AH and Others (Costs), [2011] EWHC 3524 (COP) Peter Jackson J.
  • Gandy v King, SCCO, Master Howarth, (2010).
  • Hanley v Smith & Anor [2009] EWHC 90144 (Costs) Deputy Master Williams.
  • Poole v Parker [2008], Birmingham CC, HHJ Cardinal.
  • Sockett v DTI Sheffield CC, DJ Hill (2007).
  • Carter-Ruck v Finn, High Court, Irwin J. (2007).
  • Samoni v London General Transport PIQR P20 (2005).
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