• Rachel Allen and Jonathan Frith


Costs Department Celebrates Double Promotion

Double celebrations are called for as two members of the Costs Team receive promotions. Rachel Allen has been promoted to Costs Manager, while Jonathan Frith takes up the position of Deputy Costs Manager.

Rachel, who has been working at Winn Solicitors since 2006, will be responsible for managing a team of 16 in her new role. She will work closely with the Accounts Team, focussing on identifying and implementing the processes which ensure a streamlined approach to the recovery of costs and disbursements.

Rachel said: “The team has grown significantly since I joined, going from five to our current staff numbers of 16. We work closely with our legal teams to ensure that we can provide the highest standards of legal costs advice but also the support and expertise needed to process and manage claims successfully.”

Jonathan, who joined Winn Solicitors in 2010, will take on a key role in the day-to-day running of the department. He is currently studying towards his Association of Cost Lawyers (ACL) course, and hopes to complete this qualification, funded by Winn Solicitors, in December.

He added: “Understanding the costs involved is an integral part of the claims process. As a department, it is essential that we have a strategic overview and input across all areas of the business to ensure that both internally, and on behalf of our clients, we are able to provide an accurate and efficient service.”

The Costs Department as a whole has also been nominated for the Law Practice Management Award category at the Northern Law Awards – a testament to the hard work of the team. The winner of this award will be announced next month.

Michael Warmington, Office Manager and Head of Human Resources said: “Rachel and Jonathan are both long established members of the team and have played vital roles in the firm’s expansion and success to date. Their knowledge and experience will be instrumental as we move forward with our plans for growth.”