Name: Owen Jones
Location: North Wales
Costs Drafting History: Owen began costs drafting in 1990.
Owen has over 30 years experience as a costs draftsman, drawing his first bill in 1990. Having worked as an independent draftsman based in North Wales and the North West for both local and national practices and spent the latter 1990’s as head of costs for J Keith Park & Co dealing with £10million p.a. costs recovery, to include major generic actions in both PI and financial/professional negligence cases.
Since 2001, Owen has been an independent costs consultant, dealing with both claimant and defendant work covering all aspects of costs from PI to contested probate, commercial and Court of Protection matters; focusing on providing clients with a professional bespoke service. This includes providing advice on both specific issues and costs generally, updates to CPR and the many changes and challenges faced by the profession, bill drafting, points of dispute, replies, advice on recovery/exposure and advocacy in both provincial courts and the SCCO.
Owen regularly advises receiving parties at partner level as to strategy on both individual cases and optimising recovery firm wide and has dealt with paying party insurers and local authorities at director level on the subject of managing risk, setting reserves and staff training.
Profile: Owen enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid golfer, he served as captain of Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club for 2016-17, and being a proud Welshman is passionate about international rugby union.
“Owen works exceptionally hard. He is always the first to offer advice and will work out of hours to hit deadlines on last minute instructions. He is knowledgeable and a great sounding board for tricky IP queries.”
Mark Bidwell, Director