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Kain Knight joins forces with Nick McDonnell to expand into the North and Midlands.

Independent firm of costs lawyers, Kain Knight, are pleased to announce their expansion beyond the South of England with the appointment of Nick McDonnell as a Director of Kain Knight (North & Midlands) Ltd, the newest part of the Kain Knight group.


Kain Knight, the longest established independent firm of Costs Lawyers are known predominantly in the South of England for their excellence in the field of costs litigation. Nick McDonnell is a Costs Lawyer with over 18 years of costs experience. He has spent the last 11 of those years with a firm of costs specialist solicitors and a number of those years as a Director.


Nick graduated from Cambridge University in 1998 and subsequently went into the law practicing civil litigation with a solicitors’ firm in Lancashire where he also took up an interest in costs.


Since then, Nick has become an expert in his field conducting high value and complex costs matters as well as delivering technical and practical training to firms of solicitors throughout England and Wales.


Nick continues to enjoy handling a complex caseload, with an emphasis on Commercial, Intellectual Property, Civil and Catastrophic Injury litigation, including costs management & budgeting, detailed assessment proceedings, as well as conducting appeals up to the Court of Appeal and assessments pursuant to the Solicitors Act 1974. Nick also has extensive experience as an advocate at costs hearings (even appearing in the Court of Appeal before Lord Justice Jackson) and is a qualified mediator.


“There’s little doubt Kain Knight are a market leader in the field of costs litigation services,” said Nick.


“They have a fantastic reputation of excellence. However, that is a reputation largely known in the South of England. I am thrilled to be working with such a big name in the costs industry and to bring my own skills and experience to the table to establish that same reputation in the North and the Midlands.”


Matthew Kain, Manging Director of Kain Knight said:


“We are delighted to welcome Nick McDonnell to the Kain Knight group. Nick comes with a fantastic reputation in providing legal costs services in the North and the Midlands and we are very excited to be working with him to continue to establish Kain Knight’s reputation throughout the rest of England and Wales. We see a great deal of potential in the North and Midlands and will continue to make significant investment in human resources, technology, marketing and business development to establish our business in that region.”



Kain Knight (North & Midlands) Ltd commences trading on 2nd May 2017.

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