Dominic Regan is a prolific legal writer and speaker. He is not one of the Jackson assessors but has accepted the invitation to assist Lord Justice Jackson again on practical issues arising from reform. He is visiting Professor at City Law School London.
David Pilling was educated at the Universities of Sheffield, California at Santa Barbara and Manchester Metropolitan, and was called to the bar in 1999. David’s main areas of practice are Costs, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. Prior to practice at the Bar he was a director of a legal costs company advising and representing major insurer clients and local authorities. He is now regularly instructed by both receiving and paying parties at first instance and on appeal in relation to all matters involving civil costs including increasingly costs budgeting hearings. As well as costs issues arising from personal injury and commercial claims David was extensively involved in costs litigation arising from the North West Child Abuse Cases group action and also has experience of dealing with the costs of receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in both civil and criminal matters. His clinical negligence practice encompasses claims ranging from dental negligence through to maximum severity cerebral palsy claims whilst his personal injury practice includes industrial disease matters. David also gives regular lectures on costs, both to local law societies and individual firms of solicitors and for commercial CPD providers. He has recently been listed in Professor Dominic Regan’s “Top Talent 2014” list of barristers and judges being described as “having a sublime appreciation of the brave new world of portals and fixed costs”.