Anya Savage

Anya joined Hempsons in 2022 as a costs lawyer in the Manchester office. She is also a qualified solicitor and chartered legal executive.

Anya has experience of both claimant and defendant costs in civil claims. Anya has covered costs issues in claims involving clinical negligence, disease, abuse, public and employer liability, road traffic accidents, accidents abroad, data protection, defamation and commercial disputes. Her costs experience ranges from fixed costs to multimillion-pound complex claims in the County Courts through to the Supreme Court.

Anya has also worked as a contract manager in the complex crime unit of the Legal Services Commission (now Legal Aid Agency) dealing with high value complex fraud cases and high profile VHCC criminal cases.

Anya’s extensive experience of costs litigation, negotiation and advocacy of both claimant and defendant costs provides the business with a balanced and inciteful view when dealing with costs issues.

Area of expertise

  • claimant and defendant costs
  • advising
  • drafting
  • negotiation
  • advocacy

The clients she works with

  • health trusts
  • medical practices
  • medical defence organisations
  • dental practices


  • solicitor – 2021
  • Chartered Legal Executive (fellow) – 2020
  • costs lawyer – 2014
  • Legal Practise Course – 1998
  • Law LLB (Hons), Lancaster University – 1997


  • The Law Society
  • Association of Costs Lawyers
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives – Affiliate – Fellow