Karly Shaw

Costs Drafter

After attending the University of Surrey, Karly began her career in costs in 2008 as a trainee in a large in-house Costs department of a leading national law firm.

Karly specialises in Inter-Parties costs, with a keen interest in costs relating to Human Rights. Karly is experienced all areas of costs litigation including high value, complex Bills of Costs, Budgets, preparing Replies to Points of Dispute and Assessment proceedings. She is practiced in advocating both in Court and Mediation.

Outside of work, Karly spends her time chasing after her young family and hosting her Sri Lankan supper club.  

Key Skills

Costs Management

  • Bills of costs (Inter Partes Bills, Solicitor/Client Bills, Phased Bills, Precedent S)
  • Costs budgets (Precedent H)
  • Points of dispute (Precedent G)
  • Replies to points of dispute Advocacy
  • Case Management Hearings
  • Costs and Case Management Hearings
  • Applications
  • Detailed Assessment Hearings


  • Appeals Negotiations
  • Cost Budget negotiations and variations (Precedent R and Precedent T)