Hannah Buswell

Costs Lawyer
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Hannah Buswell is a Costs Lawyer in the Costs department, having joined Express Solicitors in January 2020. Hannah Specialises in drafting high value Bill of Costs and Costs Budgets. Hannah has a particular interest in Clinical Negligence matters having historically worked on multi-million-pound claims for birthing injuries, drawing Bill of Costs in excess of a million pounds, undertaking negotiations, preparing replies and attending a JSM to achieve settlement.

When asked what she likes best about her role, Hannah commented, “I like the variety that comes with a full costs case load, so that no two tasks are the same. I can either be heads down in a large Bill or Budget or getting to grips with technical disputes whilst preparing replies and undertaking negotiations. I like that Costs is evolving and changing as it keeps me on my toes to ensure I am on top of changes to legislation and rules.”

“My keen eye to detail and my experience of having dealt with a vast variety of cases from clinical negligence, dental negligence, commercial disputes, EL, PL, catastrophic injury etc. affords me a great understanding of the workings of litigation which helps me to work alongside the fee earners to map out the future of the case at the budgeting stage. It is a team effort and I like to think I make a difference in ensuring the budgeting process goes smoothly for the fee earners whilst ensuring no stone is left unturned.”

Hannah has worked in Costs for 10 years, having qualified as a Costs Lawyer in December 2015 and went on to gain an accredited status through the CLSB in December 2019.

Hannah Currently lives in Urmston, Manchester.

Hannah is a member of a CrossFit gym and attends outside of work. Hannah also has an interest in books and enjoys reading them in her spare time, as well as spending time with her friends and looking after her little boy.

Hannah also went on to say, “I also enjoy travelling having been fortunate enough to visit a wide variety of places all over the world from skiing in Canada, visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, India to driving along the East coast of Australia in a camper van. My favourite place to visit is Thailand and I have been there 6 times and counting. My love for travel has given me a love of all types of food, although I’ll leave the cooking to the professionals!

Hannah’s favourite quote is by Nelson Mandela, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”