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With a track record that extends back over four decades, we can clearly demonstrate our expertise and successful track record across a wide range cost settlements issues raised in a wide area of commercial disputes.

Our commercial team are able to offer a professional drafting service and strategic costs advice for a wide-range of commercial disputes that include; breach of Directors’ duties, shareholder and partnership disputes, civil fraud claims, asset recovery and Directors’ disqualification, competition and cartel claims, construction disputes, financial services disputes, International disputes, product liability claims & Property litigation claims.


Our specialist media team represent clients with claims involving defamation, libel, copyright, privacy and breach of contract. Our media work covers a wide range of cases representing both Claimants and Defendants.

Professional Negligence

Having been the preferred Costs Draftsman for the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, we gained unparalleled experience in the defence of claims for costs in solicitors’ negligence claims, including Group Managed Litigation Orders. We have also advised insurers on the level of fees charged by firms outside their normal panel who have conducted the defence of claims against them. Our expertise in this field has led to firms representing Claimants to instruct us in not only solicitors negligence but also claims against other professionals.

Competition Appeal Tribunals

Kain Knight have considerable experience of dealing with the drafting of Bills of Costs on behalf of multiple Claimants’ in respect of  successful follow-on damages claims brought  in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

In one of the more significant matters we were involved with the Claimants’ multiple million pound claim for damages was brought pursuant to section 47A of the Competitions Act 1998 in respect of addresses of the European Commission decision dated December 2003.

The Bill of Costs we were instructed to draft totalled a significant seven figure sum and included not only the work of the London based firm of Solicitors on record but also that of Spanish Lawyers who acted for a number of the Claimants’ and  undertook a considerable amount of  preparation work which included liaising closely with a number of  the Claimants’ many of who were based on the continent.

Services we offer our commercial clients;-

  • Bill of Costs for detailed assessment
  • Budgets (Precedent H)
  • Detailed assessment advocacy
  • Points of disputes and replies
    Schedules of costs for summary assessments
  • Security for costs applications
  • Costs seminars
  • Costs mediation
  • Solicitor’s Act Assessments
  • Litigation Funding.

Head of Commercial

Chris Butler

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Chris joined Kain Knight Group Plc in April 2003 and is head of the firms London office where he has been situated for the last 11 years. Chris oversees the management of services provided to commercial law firms, corporate entities and in-house legal departments and provides advice to funders and law firms on litigation budgets through to consultancy and representation in respect of court facing budgeting provisions and the more conventional law costs consultancy services within detailed assessment proceedings.

Head of Media

John Staab

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John's expertise is in complex and high-value matters for City and West End solicitor’s both justifying their work and attacking opposition costs from the inception of a case through to advocacy at the detailed assessment hearing itself.

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"We have been very impressed with the quality of Kain Knight’s assistance, in particular their responsiveness and flexible approach"

Hausfeld & Co LLP