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Andrew McAulay


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"His approach is personable, strategy is well thought out and knows exactly what his client wants out of the process. His advice is spot on and most of all his fees are reasonable."

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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 20 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.

Andrew is a qualified costs lawyer and mediator and is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL). Andrew is regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board.

If you have a question for Andrew please drop him an email - andrew.mcaulay@clarionsolicitors.com.

“I take a straight forward, practical and commercial approach to my work and am always prepared to diligently and robustly fight my clients’ corner.

“I regularly deal with multi-million pound claims for costs, solicitor/own client disputes and high value costs budgets.  I have a good knowledge of litigation funding, particularly in relation to Conditional Fee Agreements.

“A further aspect of my work has provided me with advocacy experience in the civil courts and the Senior Court Costs Office in London."

Andrew is the former Head of the Management Board of the Association of Costs Lawyers Training (ACLT) Limited and is also a tutor at the ACLT training school. He is an accredited costs lawyer meaning he is authorised by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board to deliver CPD training. He regularly lectures on costs law and litigation funding to law students at Leeds City College.  He has had many articles published in the 'Litigation Funding'  (sister publication to the Law Society Gazette) and the ACL journal.

Andrew acted and advised on the reported Court of Appeal Case of Troy v Manton, which was one of the first cases to provide guidance on costs management.

To keep up to date with our law costs news please visit Andrew's....

Twitter - @AndrewMcCosts


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Career Path

2001 Joined Clarion as Trainee Law Costs Draftsman
2008 Appointed Head of Costs and Litigation Funding
2011 Created external service line
2013 Qualified as a Costs Lawyer
2014 Appointed as a tutor for the Association of Costs Lawyers Academic Training School
2014 Appointed as Partner
2015 Appointed Accredited Costs Lawyer
2015 Appointed Head of the Management Board of the Association of Costs Lawyers Training (ACLT) Limited
2016 Registered lecturer with Central Law Training Ltd

Andrew is an extremely proficient law costs draftsman who gives attention to every detail to ensure maximum costs recovery. His extensive knowledge of alternative litigation funding options is second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend him .

Partner (Property Litigation)

Andrew is a very knowledgeable and personable individual – just what you need in a cost draftsman. We have had very good results in the cases referred to him.

Associate (Personal Injury and Medical Negligence)

I have worked with Andrew and his team for many years. Andy’s understanding of costs and litigation funding issues is bang up to date and this is backed up by a swift, cost effective and friendly service. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to other legal professionals.

Partner (Property Litigation)