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Lorna Mason

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Biography

Lorna is a member of Irwin Mitchell’s Costs Management team and a Team Leader in our London Holborn office. She deals with the recovery of contentious Legal Cost and has has considerable experience in this area, having commenced her career as a Costs Solicitor in May 2010. Her experience encompasses drafting, negotiating, preparation of Points of Dispute and Points of Reply, Part 18 requests, applications and witness statement and advocacy.

Lorna has experience in both paying party and receiving party work. Her workload is currently focused on high value and complex claims and technical matters.

Recent highlights:

  • Drafting a high value and complex apportioned bill of costs arising from an unusual costs order
  • Successfully arguing for enhanced hourly rates on a serious Road Traffic Accident case.

Testimonials

"Lorna has provided extremely prompt and clear advice on my cost cases. She clearly sets out the risks or benefits of any cost proposals and pushes for higher settlements where possible."  

"Lorna’s attention to detail is second to none and she strives for excellence in preparation of our bills. She has proven to be an enormous support to our team generally in the costs process and to me personally in monitoring the bills within our team. She is proactive and keeps me informed during negotiations, clearly understanding the importance to us case handlers of moving forward and meeting targets. I feel we are a team working together for the same end and that is enormously important."

"I recently worked with Lorna for the first time when she prepared a substantial bill for me on a costs’ budgeted case which settled close to trial.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with Lorna. The bill was meticulously prepared and areas for discussion clearly highlighted. Lorna has been terribly helpful, excellent on tactics, proactive and very approachable. I know  I am in very good hands with Lorna on this current bill and I am already looking forward to our next bill together!" 


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