The costs and litigation funding team at Leeds based law firm Clarion has recently completed its 300th matter on behalf of Wrigleys.
The Clarion team has been working with Wrigleys to help the firm recover costs, predominantly on Court of Protection cases, since 2011. Over the last four years, Clarion estimates that it has helped Wrigleys to recover around £5m of fees, enabling the firm which has offices in Leeds and Sheffield, to continue to grow.
Andrew McAulay, costs lawyer and partner at Clarion who leads the firm’s growing team, said: “Over the last six years, our costs and litigation funding work for other law firms has become one of Clarion’s fastest expanding service areas and we now work on behalf of more than 100 law firms throughout the UK. We understand only too well the importance of maximising costs recovery.
“Our work with Wrigleys is a great example of the mutually beneficial relationships we enjoy – by helping the firm to swiftly recover costs, it has benefitted from better cash flow enabling it to continue to grow and, therefore, to bring more recovery work to us.”
Lynne Bradey, partner at Wrigleys, comments: “We have enjoyed a very productive relationship with Clarion’s legal costs team. They are responsive and, as part of a law firm, they are aware of how important it is for cash flow for costs work not to be delayed. Their expertise has added real value, enabling us to recover fees more quickly as our Court of Protection work has continued to grow and facilitating the firm’s continued expansion.”
Clarion’s six-strong costs and litigation funding team works on a portfolio of clients nationwide dealing with all areas of legal costs, acting for receiving and paying parties. It specialises in high value claims for Costs, costs budgeting, Court of Protection costs and solicitor/own client costs disputes.
Picture shows (L to R): Back row: Lynne Bradey; Ian Potter; Philip Stevenson and Lisa Eato of Wrigleys, and Andrew McAulay of Clarion; front row: Stephanie Kaye, Julianne Brown, Danielle Schofield of Clarion