Paul Brechany, qualified Costs Lawyer at Irwin Mitchell
Paul, who qualified in 2023, talks about his background and how he got into costs law
Completing the ACL Training Course was a highly useful step in my career and the people I met helped give me a much wider view of costs law in the whole.
I did not have a background in law, having joined the Irwin Mitchell Costs Management Team from a role in IT training through a joint project around the roll out of Electronic Billing. The ACLT course provided me with the much-needed breadth of legal knowledge to progress within the profession, where otherwise I may have been limited within my existing skill set. I appreciate the guidance and support provided by my firm in identifying the best way to develop, and the amazing tutors and course leader who supported us throughout the course.
As a result of the course, I have confidence in discussing legal matters with colleagues and clients, standing on a firm foundation of knowledge and with a network of allies with varied specialisms across the profession.
I qualified in January 2023 and would hope to return to assist the ACLT as a tutor in the future once I have sufficient further experience, as the training course is what will shape the profession moving forward.