Adam Oldale

Negotiations Director

Adam began his career as a Personal Injury fee earner, rising through the ranks of Irwin Mitchell for 10 years. As a result, he has substantial experience with highly complex costs matters, including high end multi-track Personal Injury cases up to the value of £1 million.

Adam was previously a Director and the Eastern Regional Manager of a large Solicitors Costs Practice and has over 20 years of experience in costs and civil litigation under his belt. As a result, Adam is frequently called upon to advise clients on process improvements to allow them to not only maximise their costs recovery, but to also make their claims process more efficient which allows claims to be resolved more quickly.

As our Negotiations Director, Adam oversees the day to day running of all of the firm’s costs negotiations. Outside of work, Adam is a keen fisherman and has travelled to various parts of the world in order to seek out that elusive “monster catch”.

Key Skills


  • Case Management Hearings
  • Costs and Case Management Hearings
  • Applications
  • Detailed Assessment Hearings
  • Appeals


  • Cost Budget negotiations and variations (Precedent R and Precedent T)
  • CPR 45 fixed recoverable costs
  • Disbursement disputes
  • Exceptional Circumstances cases
  • All Civil and Commercial Costs Disputes
  • Enforcement proceedings


  • Solicitor/Own Client Disputes
  • Proportionality
  • Indemnity costs
  • Part 36 offers
  • The electronic bill of costs
  • Costs management – introduction
  • Costs management – advanced
  • Relief from sanctions
  • Solicitor/client relationships
  • Solicitors Act Assessments
  • Time recording

Funding/Case Generation

  • Bespoke Lead/Case Generation
  • WIP & Disbursement Funding
  • Cost/Cash Advance

Enquiry Agent Services

  • Witness Statements
  • Locus Reports
  • Dash Cam reports
  • Personal Service of key documents