Clarion has strengthened its costs and litigation funding team with the addition of Kris Kilsby and Anna Ramli.
Both new additions joined Clarion in early 2018 and undertook a three-year course run by the Association of Costs Lawyers Training (ACLT).
Comprising assignments, supervised practice and three examinations, the two lawyers passed with merits for the overall course and have now qualified as costs lawyers.
Covering the wide spectrum of legal costs and general legal principles which are required by costs lawyers in their day to day work, the course is regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board (CLSB).
Kris and Anna now have the right to carry out reserved legal activities such as conducting litigation and they have rights of audience in Court in respect of legal costs matters.
In his new role, Mr Kilsby will focus on Court of Protection and Civil Litigation Costs matters while Ms Ramliwill continue to specialise in Costs Management as well as using her wider experience of Court of Protection and Civil Litigation costs matters.
Andrew McAulay, partner and head of Clarion’s costs and litigation funding practice, said: “Having established a reputation in this specialist field serving law firms across the UK, we need to continue to invest in expanding and developing our team to ensure we can deliver outstanding service.
“In the past, the industry was largely unregulated and we believe it’s vital that clients have the peace of mind of knowing that our lawyers have undergone a high level of training in this niche area.
“Kris and Anna have done exceptionally well to complete this degree-level course with merits, and will bring additional technical knowledge and the commercial acumen on which our clients rely.”