Dmytro Tarnavskyy (Dima)

Senior Costs Specialist

Dima has over 10 years of experience working in the costs field. He stared his career working in-house dealing with preparation of Bills of Costs and Points of Dispute, on behalf of Claimants, in a wide variety of personal injury, industrial disease, clinical negligence, PPI and investment mis-selling cases.


He then joined one of the leading costs consultancies in the City of London gaining a wealth of experience, representing both paying and receiving parties, working on complex and high profile commercial costs matters. During this time and his subsequent employment working in-house, he has accumulated a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of the costs associated work, to include: advising on retainer terms; dealing with all aspects of Costs Budgeting work (to include attendance at CCMC hearings); assisting clients in challenging their solicitor’s costs by performing invoice reviews in ongoing cases; costs of Arbitration; costs in solicitor-client assessment pursuant to Solicitors Act 1974 (to include dealing with £1.5m assessment); advising on Part 36 strategy; preparing for and attending Detailed Assessment hearings.


Dima has a pragmatic approach to negotiations and attempts to maximise recovery/costs exposure as much as possible by achieving early settlements, where possible.


In his spare time, Dima enjoys tennis, DIY projects and learning to swim with his daughter.  

Key Skills

Advocacy

  • Case Management Hearings
  • Costs and Case Management Hearings
  • Applications
  • Detailed Assessment Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Solicitors Act claims
  • Post-trial Consequential Hearings Costs Management
  • Bills of costs (Inter Partes Bills, Solicitor/Client Bills, Phased Bills, Precedent S)
  • Costs budgets (Precedent H)
  • Points of dispute (Precedent G)
  • Replies to points of dispute Negotiations
  • 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 Funding/ Case Generation
  • Retainer documents