In the past, when meeting people for the first time, I have always dreaded being asked what it is I do for a living. To a non-lawyer there is no easy way to explain the role of a defendant costs consultant. However, the recent furore over MPs’ expenses has made my task easier.
Now, when I get asked this question, I can respond: “You know the way when MPs were allowed to police their own expenses they claimed for the most outrageous things? Well, claimant lawyers are much the same when it comes to their legal billing. I’m the type of lawyer whose job it is to police claimant lawyers and stop them from claiming for their duck house or to have their moat cleaned”.
If any readers have a better summary of a defendant law costs consultant’s role, that is remotely printable, please feel free to add under comments.