Jessica Wiggins

SENIOR COSTS DRAFTSMAN

Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Clinical Negligence Court of Protection

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0161 804 6132

With over fourteen years of legal costs experience, Jessica brings an extensive background in Clinical Negligence, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury claims to her role as Senior Costs Draftsman at MRN.

After graduating from Leeds University with an LLB Law Degree (Hons), Jessica worked as a Paralegal for 18 months at a Criminal Defence firm before transitioning into the world of legal costs. She worked as a Supervisor at another costs firm prior to moving to MRN in 2007.

Jessica specialises in the preparation of Bills of Costs and Points of Dispute for high value and complex matters of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation. The variety of intricacies and challenges that are presented in her caseload drives Jessica’s passion and interest in legal costs as each day is different to the last. Her ambitious and amicable personality suits the nature and requirements of the work as she has the technical knowledge and skill to consistently achieve outstanding results, as well as the ability to form sincere and trusting professional relationships with her clients. Jessica has found great success in the approach she adopts with her clients, effectively becoming an extension of their team and working with them at every stage to secure outstanding results. As a result, she regularly receives excellent client feedback such as that received from a Partner at Rosenblatt Limited in respect of a complex, cost managed commercial Bill of Costs, “this is another fantastic job done. Many thanks Jess for your hard work”.

With an extensive background in costs, it is evident that Jessica has worked on a wealth of significant matters, regularly working on complex commercial and clinical negligence Bills totalling in excess of £1 million. One of her proudest accomplishments was when she successfully overcame a technical challenge at the SCCO in regards to the enforceability of a client’s CFA under the old and complex CFA Regulations 2000.Jessica’s skill and expertise in costs is unfathomable, as not only does her role require the completion of her own caseload, but also the responsibility of assisting the Head of Costs with examining the work of her colleagues for quality assurance and providing guidance to help develop them professionally.

Jessica takes pride in her work, with all narratives and quantum advice being of substantial detail as she understands there is a lot at stake with high value matters.

By placing herself in her client’s shoes, she is able to understand the effort they have put in to achieve a win for their own client and is highly motivated to achieve significant results that reflect and reward that time.

Beyond MRN, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, travelling and enjoying the odd cocktail!