Jeremy Smith

National Head of Costs



I’m driven by a dedication to excellence and a proven track record of achieving favourable outcomes for all our clients.

Get to Know Jeremy

Jeremy specialises in all aspects of legal costs work arising from a wide range of litigation including civil liberties, clinical negligence, disease claims, personal injury, commercial disputes, and solicitor own/client costs challenges.

As National Head of Costs at Hudgell Solicitors, Jeremy has overall responsibility for managing and directing the Costs Team based in Hull and Manchester, providing clear leadership and goal setting as well as offering strategic advice to the wider firm.

Jeremy began to specialise in costs litigation and funding in 2007 and joined Hudgells in 2018 after several years with another well-known law firm. He has extensive advocacy experience having worked on a number of cases that have proceeded to the Court of Appeal and is experienced in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

He is well versed in the technical side of costs law and often provides advice relating to the drafting of retainers as well as creative funding and strategy. Part of Jeremy’s role with the firm also includes offering strategic advice in relation to acquisitions.

Career Highlights

I enjoy providing training and mentoring to members of my team to facilitate their professional growth and the firm’s general expansion.

Over the years I has also been involved in a number of notable costs cases including Gower Chemicals Group Litigation v Gower Chemicals Ltd [2008] EWHC 735 (QB); Thornley v Ministry of Defence [2010] EWHC 2584 (QB); Fortune v Roe [2011] EWHC 2953 (QB); Simcoe v Jacuzzi UK Group plc [2012] EWCA Civ 137; Bright v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2014] EWHC 1557 (QB); Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 346 (QB); and Budana v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 1980.

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