Richard Allen, Senior Consultant/Costs Lawyer

Richard Allen brings 30 years of unique commercial experience to Burcher Jennings. He was one of the first professionals to achieve Costs Lawyer status, and is one of a select group of Costs Lawyers to have made partner in a solicitor’s practice. Richard is Practice Manager for the Cambridge office.

He is also a founding non-executive director of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board and a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

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.

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.

At Burcher Jennings, Richard plays 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.

He is an experienced trainer, and leads the Burcher Jennings Costs Masterclass, as well as developing bespoke training programmes for clients.