Wayne Thorpe

Costs Drafter

Wayne has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with costs over the past 30 years having initially worked for the Legal Aid Board, now the Legal Aid Agency, assessing costs in various formats.

Wayne then moved into preparing Bills of Costs for family Legal Aid matters and Criminal Legal Costs including both Magistrates and Crown Court claims. Following this, and expanding upon his experience, Wayne began drafting detailed inter-partes Bills in respect of Personal Injury claims, Medical Negligence, Road Traffic Accident matters and Employer Liability claims. With the emergence of Cost Budgeting, Wayne also has experience of preparing Cost Budgets for detailed high value claims.

In his spare time Wayne has, from a young age, played a side drum in a pipe band and continues to take part in contests all over the Country. He also enjoys playing retro computer games and can often be found playing on his original PlayStation in his Man Cave.

Key Skills

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


  • Case Management Hearings
  • Costs and Case Management Hearings


  • Cost Budget negotiations and variations (Precedent R and Precedent T)