Pioneering costs, pricing and funding specialist Burcher Jennings today announces the addition of Senior Costs Lawyer Richard Allen to the firm.
Richard arrives with over 30 years of unique commercial experience, was one of the first professionals to achieve Costs Lawyer status, and is one of a small number of Costs Lawyers who have made partner in a solicitor’s practice. He is also one of the founding non-executive directors of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board.
Since starting out in 1983, Richard has worked his way through both fee earning and costs, dealing with commercial debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency, before specialising in personal injury litigation and developing costs expertise.
His exceptional work has seen him handling significant litigation and costs caseloads for major City of London, West End and national law firms. Richard achieved Costs Lawyer status in 2007.
Martyn Jennings, CEO of Burcher Jennings, said:
“Given his wealth of experience and forward thinking outlook, Richard is a natural fit for Burcher Jennings. He will play a pivotal role in driving the full service nature of the firm, working with clients to boost profitability through a focus on costs, pricing and funding.
“As Burcher Jennings continues to rise to the challenge of developing innovative and supportive solutions that can transform a firm’s approach to pricing and billing, new faces such as Richard Allen both strengthen the expertise of the team and ensure we remain innovative”.
Richard Allen said:
“I am delighted to be joining Burcher Jennings whose reputation and ground breaking work in pricing, funding and costs puts them ahead of the competition during these ever more challenging times”.
During his career, Richard’s expertise has seen him instrumental in establishing several costs departments and managing costs teams across multiple office locations, as well as having a central role managing a regional law firm as a partner.
He joins Burcher Jennings from top 100 firm Minster Law, where he headed their Costs Department.