Paul McCarthy

Plans to transform its costs’ department has finally come to fruition with the appointment of the hotly pursued Paul McCarthy as Partner and Head of Costs.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the costs industry, and having dealt with both sides of the litigation divide, Paul is highly skilled in areas such as costs management, advocacy, detailed assessment and catastrophic injury. His role will be to lead, transform and grow Horwich Farrelly’s costs’ department.

His most recent role was as Partner and Head of Commercial Operations at CFG Law where, as well as being a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, he built a dynamic costs’ team focussing on serious and catastrophic injury work. To further acclaim Paul is also a non-executive director on the Costs Lawyers Standards Board, a position he will continue to hold in his new role.

Paul is no stranger to Horwich Farrelly having previously spent more than four years at the firm where he helped to create and lead the budgeting and costs’ recovery team. Also returning to support him in his new role, and the wider costs’ department, will be the experienced trio of Ashleigh Beaver, Callum Hugo and Caroline Leng.

On his appointment, Paul said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role in a law firm that is so successful within the insurance market – a sector I know very well. I am truly excited by the opportunity this gives me in an incredibly innovative and growing business.

“Through continual investment in best in class solutions, my team and I are confident we can build on the success the department and firm have enjoyed to date and I am looking forward to working closely with the extremely talented team already in place.”

Welcoming Paul’s appointment and praising his experience, Horwich Farrelly Managing Partner, Ronan McCann, said:

“I know Paul well and have been tracking his success for some time. Like all at the firm, he is results-driven, pragmatic but commercially focused and places great value on team leadership, development and engagement. Both he and his team are highly motivated, dynamic and extremely determined. It is hugely exciting that the team have extensive experience on both the defendant and claimant side of the fence, setting them apart and giving our clients additional advantages and benefits in cost negotiation.

“We are delighted that both Paul, and his hotly pursued team of Ashleigh, Caroline and Callum, are returning to the firm in July and August with Nicola Critchley, Anna Poynton and Rob Bennett departing for pastures new.”