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Civil Litigation and Costs

Kenworthy’s Civil Litigation and Costs Team can advise on proceedings in business litigation, commercial litigation, corporate litigation, estate litigation, probate litigation, personal injury, clinical negligence and attend hearings at all court levels from the Small Claims Court to The Supreme Court.

Kenworthy’s Civil Litigation Barristers provide advice on commercial and contractual matters to both claimants and defendants at any stage of a case, from pre-action through proceedings, at contested trials, all the way to judgment and subsequent enforcement.

Kenworthy’s Costs Barristers provide Solicitors and Costs Draftsmen with representation and advice on all cost disputes, whether at Provisional Assessment Hearings, Assessment Hearings, The Supreme Court Costs Office, at Cost Management Hearings or Costs and Case Management Conferences.

Our Barristers

Kenworthy’s Civil Litigation and Costs Barristers

Year of Call | 1995

Warren specialises in the recovery of costs between solicitors and clients. He has given seminars on ‘Solicitors retainers’ and The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.

Year of Call | 2019

John Meehan regularly appears in costs matters from CCMCs and applications through to multiple-day detailed assessments. He has appeared frequently before Masters of the Senior Court Costs Office and Regional Costs Judges.

Year of Call | 2000

Margaret McDonald's main specialism is in Costs Litigation, particularly high-value bills in catastrophic injuries, clinical negligence, construction litigation, and group actions.

Year of Call | 2018

Daniel has been involved in Costs Litigation since beginning his legal career as a Costs Litigation Assistant, before progressing with his previous firm to Solicitor Advocate. He regularly appears at costs and case management conferences and detailed assessments.

*Associate Tenant*
Year of Call | 1999

Marc has developed an exceptional costs awareness and experience. He obtained one of the early strike-outs of a conditional fee agreement and has substantial experience of detailed assessment hearings.

Civil Litigation
Year of Call | 1971

Ben Nolan regularly advises and appears for claimants in catastrophic injury civil claims where damage runs to millions of pounds, including clinical negligence, personal injury and product liability cases.

Year of Call | 2019

John Meehan attends a range of hearings such as fast-track trials, small claims, stage 3 disposal hearings, infant approvals, credit hire claims, and civil applications including relief from sanctions.

Year of Call | 1984

Jo has extensive experience as a civil law practitioner representing both claimants and defendants and is regularly instructed in fast and multi-track claims, appeals and test cases. She represents clients in personal injury, credit hire, and employer's liability claims.

Year of Call | 2000

Margaret McDonald’s Civil Law practice includes Civil Litigation, fatal accidents, fraudulent insurance claims, industrial injury and disease, personal injury, and road traffic claims.

Year of Call | 2013

Adam Lewis has experience conducting fast and multi-track trials, detailed assessments together with various types of applications and appeals in the Civil Courts. He covers a broad spectrum of personal injury cases, credit hire issues and costs issues for both claimants and defendants.

Year of Call | 2009

Christopher Addison practices in personal injury, from road traffic accidents to serious brain injuries. He also has experience in credit hire and has dealt with multiple credit hire claims for both claimants and defendants.

Year of Call | 2010

Peter Quegan’s general civil practice includes contract disputes, product liability and professional negligence. He also undertakes a range of industrial disease work and has a long history of practicing in credit hire.

Year of Call | 2011

As the former Head of Department, Richard Lees has conducted and advised on straightforward cases and multi-million-pound claims for both claimants and defendants. Richard has attended Coroner's Inquests frequently.

Year of Call | 2011

Nicola Jones' general civil practice has involved advocacy and advising for both claimants and defendants in credit hire, personal injury, road traffic accidents, industrial disease, and contract law

Year of Call | 2018

Daniel Brassington's legal career has predominantly involved a variety of civil litigation and person injury matters, before being called to the Bar in 2018.

Year of Call | 1982

Patrick Cassidy covers all aspects of civil actions against the Police, including wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, and Police assault.

Year of Call | 1981

Ed's civil law practice includes civil litigation, commercial litigation and personal injury. He has considerable experience in all areas of general civil litigation, including commercial litigation, environmental law, property disputes and estate litigation.

Year of Call | 1999

Haroon Rashid regularly advises in serious and catastrophic injury claims. His cases often involve complex care claims and complicated loss of earning claims.

Year of Call | 2001

Michael Smith's focus is on serious and catastrophic personal injury claims. He regularly advises, drafts, and appears in large loss claims comprising head injuries, brain injuries, amputations, and a range of life-changing injuries.

Year of Call | 2002

Shysta Habib regularly advises on complex, high-value claims including catastrophic injury and fatal accident cases. Her practice also encompasses pleading high-value schedules covering complex loss of earnings and care claims.

Year of Call | 2010

Joannah has gained substantial experience in personal injury matters relating to road traffic accidents, occupier's liability, employer’s liability, and actions against Highways Authorities, in addition to advising on credit hire litigation and clinical negligence.

Year of Call | 2011

Yasser is experienced in dealing with all types of road traffic accidents from simple small claims trials to complex fast-track cases; he offers a swift turnaround in respect of all paperwork, particularly advice on infant settlement hearings.

*Associate Tenant*
Year of Call | 1999

Marc Asquith is hugely experienced in low velocity impact (LVI) claims and road traffic accident claims where fraud is an issue. Marc also regularly advises on wrongful death cases in Coroners Courts throughout the UK.

*Associate Tenant*
Year of Call | 2011

Abid Khan has a well-established Civil Litigation practice, providing representation at court and advisory services. He specialises in high value and complex claims.

Many of our Civil Litigation Barristers accept Public Access work including Edmund Farrell, Josephine Scally, Shysta Habib, Christopher Addison, Peter Quegan, Richard Lees, Yasser Iqbal, and Abid Khan.

Our Costs Barristers do not accept Public Access work.

Our Expertise

Areas of Civil Litigation and Costs that Kenworthy’s Barristers cover includes:

  • Actions Against the Police
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Costs Litigation
  • Credit Hire
  • Environmental Law
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Fraudulent Insurance Claims
  • Industrial Disease
  • Industrial Injury
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Licensing
  • Mediation
  • Military Claims
  • Military Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law and Discipline
  • Professional Negligence
  • Regulatory
  • Road Traffic Claims

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Contact Us

If you have a Civil Litigation or Costs case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Civil Clerks Michael Jones and Matthew Thomas on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.