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Richard Sage

Call 2006

“Very hardworking and will dedicate himself to a case. He is always available to provide a guiding hand and his advice is invaluable.”
(Legal 500, 2021)

Costs

Richard has an established practice in the field of costs law, and regularly appears at the Senior Court Costs Office. Richard acts principally on behalf of paying parties. Richard has considerable experience in attending detailed assessment hearings.

Selected Cases

  • Flatman v Germany; Weddall v Barchester [2013] EWCA Civ 278 – Richard appeared (as junior counsel) for the successful Defendants in the leading Court of Appeal case on disclosure of funding arrangements and non-party costs orders against solicitors acting on a CFA.
  • Varsha Popat v Edwin Coe LLP [2013] EWHC 4524 (Ch) – Richard is regularly instructed on cases involving disputes over CFAs, the validity and effect of Part 36 offers, and breach of the indemnity principle.
  • Mitchell & Denton v TH White Ltd & Another – Richard has experience dealing with applications for relief from sanctions arising out of the failure to file costs budgets.
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Awards


  • Arbitration Club Phillip Ranner Prize
  • Kings College Construction Law Association Prize
  • Lord Mansfield Scholar (BVC), Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Haldane Scholar (CPE), Lincoln’s Inn

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Qualifications


  • BA History (First Class), Oxford University
  • CPE (Distinction), City University
  • BVC (Very Competent), BPP University
  • MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution (Distinction)

Memberships


  • Technology and Construction Court Bar Association (TECBAR)
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Adjudication Society
  • Young International Arbitration Group
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)

Recommendations


“Richard’s technical expertise is first rate, but his true strength is his ability to communicate complex technical legal issues in a manner which is readily understandable by the lay clients.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A very responsive and thorough purveyor of sound, measured analysis. He is also very easy to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Very hardworking and will dedicate himself to a case. He is always available to provide a guiding hand and his advice is invaluable.”

Legal 500, 2021

“His quiet confidence belies a sharp, keen mind and a steady, measured determination and focus that make him an incredibly reassuring and competent advocate to work with.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is tactically astute, responds quickly and has excellent drafting skills.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is exceptional and very highly regarded.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is sharp and focused and has an unassuming brilliance.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is very collaborative in his approach.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Extremely sensible and a really good, safe pair of hands.”

Chambers UK Bar, 2020


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