Minster Law, one of the UK’s top-40 law firms and part of the BGL Group, has underlined its new approach to dealing with costs and case management with the appointment of a new senior manager in complex claims.

Richard Allen joins Minster Law’s London office and will have responsibility for legal costs across the practice. His role will focus on the future challenges in dealing with costs and case management, costs budgeting, and the successful recovery of costs.

With more than 30 years’ experience practising law as both a fee-earner and a costs lawyer, Richard was previously an associate partner at Masters Legal Costs Services LLP where he managed the accident team.

Prior to this role, Richard was a partner in Liddell and Company solicitors, where he managed their costs department, as well as conducting fast-track and multi-track personal injury cases for major insurance clients.

Richard said: ‘I am greatly looking forward to this new challenge with Minster Law. I am impressed with the business’s strategy to become a market-leading multi-track and catastrophic personal injury firm.’