Paul Wainwright


  • I am head of BLM's costs practice group with overall responsibility for delivery of the full range of costs solutions, overseeing approximately 50 costs specialists.
  • I am a legal costs, casualty and fraud specialist partner with 12 years’ experience principally dealing with complex multi-party claims, group litigation and professional negligence
  • My responsibilities include managing a large team ensuring compliance with relevant KPI’s and managing performance
  • I represent both paying and receiving parties in technical costs arguments from first instance and have advised and been instructed on several appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • I represented the defendant working group in the Civil Justice Council mediated NIHL agreement and continue to be involved in legal process reform
  • I have undertaken mediation training and have successfully concluded many seven-figure claims via formal mediation or ADR generally
  • I have particular experience in fraud and related proceedings including emergency injunctions and associated regulatory issues
  • I also have a wide ranging and developing audit practice


  • FOIL;
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives 


Contact Details

+44 161 838 6765

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