Team Profiles

Nick Portch FALCD

Costs Lawyer


Nick has been working in the field of legal costs for 34 years. He qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (by written examination) in January 2001, and was among the first Costs Draftsmen to qualify as a Costs Lawyer in January 2008.

Nick has extensive experience in dealing with costs in commercial and civil litigation and has dealt with many complex and high value matters, both justifying and opposing, for numerous large firms of solicitors based in Central London and the City. Nick regularly provides advice on costs matters to major insurance companies as well as to one of the leading firms of solicitors in the City of London specialising in insurance work.

Nick regularly deals with opposing Bills of Costs in medical negligence matters for a major London firm on the NHSLA solicitors panel, and is presently involved in dealing with high value claims for costs arising from the Buncefield litigation, including complex claims for generic costs of the issues of both liability and quantum.