Originally broadcast on 4 September 2018, this webinar looks at how lawyers get paid for work on deputyship (financial and property affairs) cases.

Deputyship cases are subject to an independent assessment by the Senior Court Costs Office. A lack of knowledge of the assessment process and how to maintain / present files can lead to unnecessary reductions.

This webinar will help practitioners to obtain the right level of pay for the very valuable work that they do.

The webinar will cover:

  • billing periods
  • hourly rates
  • Office of the Public Guardian costs guidance
  • costs assessment procedure
  • top tips.

Speaker

Andrew McAulay, partner, Clarion

Andrew is the highly respected and professional leader of the Clarion costs and litigation funding team. Andrew created the team in 2011 and has successfully grown it to be a nationally recognised service. The team now consists of 15 people and acts for 150 law firms across the UK. It is the biggest in-house legal costs team (with an external offering) in the UK. The team have a specialist Court of Protection division, which prepares circa 2,000 Court of Protection bills each year and acts for 50 per cent of the Court approved Panel Deputies.

Andrew is a qualified costs lawyer and mediator and is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL). He is an accredited costs lawyer meaning he is authorised by the Costs Laywers Standards Board to deliver CPD training. He regularly lectures on costs law and litigation funding at external events and for Leeds City College. He has had many articles published in ‘Litigation Funding’ (sister publication to the Law Society Gazette) and the ACL journal.