Jack Ridgway is the Chair of the Association of Costs Lawyers. As Chair, he is responsible for leading the representative body and regulator of last resort for all regulated Costs Lawyers. This work involves regular interaction with the judiciary and either sitting on, or supporting members, on various working groups.
Jack entered the legal industry in 2011 before qualifying as a Costs Lawyer in 2017. He has had the benefit of working for two external costs firms before moving in-house to Bolt Burdon Kemp in 2015 where is now a Senior Associate.
Jack has gained experience as the receiving or paying party in a wide variety of matters, such as abuse, clinical negligence, commercial litigation, court of protection, design rights, personal injury, and probate. He regularly undertakes advocacy in the High Court, with a particular focus on costs budgeting and applications during the substantive proceedings.