Colin Campbell was a Costs Judge at the Royal Courts of Justice from 1996 until 2015. He was also a Costs Officer of the United Kingdom Supreme Court and of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from 2010 to 2015. In private practice, he was a partner in a Holborn Solicitors’ practice specialising in commercial litigation. Between 1993 and 1996, he sat as a Deputy Costs Judge. In 2011, he was called to the Bar.
Colin sat as an assessor with Judges of the High Court in more than 50 costs appeals and also by invitation with the Court of Appeal. He was a member of the Jackson Report’s working group on insolvency costs. He lectures extensively about costs and is a contributor to the Civil Court Practice (Green Book), joint editor of the Costs Law Reports, general editor of Greenslade on Costs and a contributor to Friston on Costs.
On his retirement from the SCCO in 2015, Colin joined Kain Knight Costs Lawyers as a consultant. As an accredited costs mediator, he is a panel member of CADR and has conducted a large number of costs mediations, as well as having undertaken Expert Determinations and Early Neutral Evaluations in costs disputes. Colin is regularly instructed as an Independent Costs Expert (ICE) in high value costs litigation. He also sits as a Deputy Costs Judge at the Royal Courts of Justice and at the Land Registration Division of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).