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Commercial Litigation

The Commercial Team at Masters provides costs services to a range of top 100 legal firms primarily in the City of London.  We also work on behalf of corporations, financial institutions, public companies and their lawyers, dealing with the costs arising from a variety of commercial litigation including intellectual property, construction, tax and employment law and international arbitration.

We are renowned for our meticulous attention to detail and this approach supported by our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience ensures we are regularly trusted in the recovery of costs, often involving millions of pounds, in substantial litigation.  We are ideally placed to assist in all costs aspects of any commercial litigation and arbitration. We work with our clients during and after legal proceedings providing innovative strategic costs advice, advocacy services and court documentation in all areas of costs.

As well as acting in the recovery and opposition of commercial costs, we often act for clients in respect of security for costs, costs budgets and estimates and provide funding advice and consultancy services. We are routinely instructed by overseas and offshore clients in cases with international elements and to provide expert evidence in relation to costs. We have a proactive approach to costs and assist with costs management throughout a case.


Philip Daval-Bowden (Managing Partner)

David Platnauer (Partner)

Thomas Spanyol (Partner)

  • ACL

    Association of Costs Lawyers

    HM Court & Tribunal Service

    British and Irish Legal Information Institute

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • CJC

    Civil Justice Council

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