Craig Ralph practises almost exclusively in the law of costs (although he does accept instructions in personal injury and contract disputes where there are also significant costs issues).
He is developing a niche practice in solicitor and client disputes and cases involving solicitors’ remedies. Ralph’s good grasp of contract law means that he is particularly adept at mending ‘broken retainers’ (or arguing that they should remain broken, as the case may be).
Unusually for costs counsel, he has an interest in the incidence of costs as well as the ascertainment of costs. Ralph is also interested in group litigation, criminal costs and counsels’ fees.
Ralph commenced his costs practice at Young Street Chambers, where he rose to become head of the Civil Department. He moved to Kings Chambers in 2008, since which time he has developed a busy national practice. He is somewhat older than most barristers of his call (having previously had a career in business), and this is reflected in a mature, likeable approach both to advocacy and advisory work.
He is registered for Public Access Work. This enables him to receive instructions directly from costs draftsmen who are not fellows of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen.
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This material was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.