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Howard Dean

Howard Dean


Head of Costs

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Howard was admitted as a solicitor in 1994 and advises a wide range of clients including major insurers, the ABI, NHS Resolution and Government Departments.

 He leads Keoghs National Costs Team and is recognised as a ranked individual for costs litigation by Chambers UK in 2021 with commentary, "He has an excellent strategic and tactical sense and a very good grasp of the relevant law”. He has successfully represented parties in many notable appeals including two in the Court of Appeal, the latest being Seabrook v Adam [2021] EWCA Civ 382.

 He is a client account manager for a major compensator and is a member of Keoghs Strategic Advice and Marker Affairs Team. Throughout his career, he has been heavily involved in civil justice reform, having advised as a member of the CJC Jackson working group on QOCS, Part 36, Proportionality and Litigation Funding. He sat on the CJC legal working group on Whiplash Reforms and was co-opted onto the CPRC electronic bill of costs working group..


Howard is a member of the FOIL Costs Sector Focus Group and a co-opted member of the FOIL National Executive.

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Fixed recoverable costs in lower damages clinical negligence claims

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The fees for an independent interpreter are recoverable in Fast Track claims.