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John Hilton

John is a Costs Lawyer and the Operations Manager at Civil & Commercial’s Manchester office.

He is responsible for our Manchester office and also runs his own caseload.

In addition to his duties as Operations Manager, John regularly prepares Costs Budgets, Bills of Costs, Points of Dispute and Points of Reply, as well as undertaking negotiations and advocacy.


John joined Civil & Commercial as a Trainee in 2011 and was promoted to the position of Team Manager in 2014. In 2016, he qualified as a Costs Lawyer and was appointed to the role of Operations Manager.

John has a wealth of experience in dealing with costs disputes arising from all areas of litigation, ranging from high profile commercial matters to complex medical negligence and spinal injury cases.

He is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers and is regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board. He is a Tutor and Moderator for the ACLT training school and has prepared course materials and assignments for the current Costs Lawyer qualification.

John has had articles published in Litigation Funding and Claims Magazine on topics ranging from costs budgeting to relief from sanctions.


John has rights of audience as a qualified Costs Lawyer and has appeared in County Courts and the High Court as an advocate.

John studied English Language at the University of Manchester and obtained a BA (Hons). He subsequently went on to study Law at the University of Law, obtaining an LL.B (Hons) and completing the Legal Practice Course.


Outside of the office John enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, travelling and dining out with family and friends. He enjoys listening to music and is a devoted follower of Manchester United Football Club.