Tony was appointed in 2020, having previously worked as a Director and Chief Executive of a large national independent legal costs company. He has 31 years of experience in all types of civil costs litigation, first qualifying as an Associate, then Fellow of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen in the mid 1990’s, before converting those qualifications to one of Costs Lawyer in 2008 as a result of regulatory change. As Director of Costs, Tony is responsible for ensuring that the department and wider organisation operates an optimal legal costs recovery process, in compliance with all statutory and legislative requirements. Tony is passionate about developing the experience and skillset of the costs team, in order to enhance the key strategic costs objectives of the overall business. He promotes the philosophy of a technically proficient and operationally efficient service, which recognises that the finalisation of costs is often the final step in a long journey for our vulnerable and seriously injured clients.