Richard Waters

Associate & Costs Lawyer


Richard Waters is an Associate and Costs Lawyer in the Furley Page Dispute Resolution team.

Richard initially qualified as an associate of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen in 2009 at an established independent firm of costs lawyers, where he was a senior associate, and following upgrade to fellowship, acquired Costs Lawyer status in October 2011.

Richard joined Furley Page in 2016, and became an Associate in 2019. Richard heads our costs team and services our dispute resolution, personal injury and vulnerable client teams, also receiving instructions from external firms and lay clients, preparing costs recovery claims and advising on adverse costs liabilities, within a wide range of claims.

Focusing on providing considered and practical advice, in an area surrounded by varying costs implications, Richard identifies costs protection as central to his advice. Richard is therefore able to maximise costs recovery and boasts a high success rate on assessment, regularly invoking costs benefits under Part 36 with well-placed and strategic settlement offers.

Richard is regulated by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) which grants him the right to conduct the exercise of a right of audience, the conduct of litigation and the administration of oaths.



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