Paula Burnett

Costs Lawyer

Paula qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Costs Draftsmen in 2005 and subsequently became a Costs Lawyer in 2011. She first worked as an in-house draftsman, for a reputed law firm from 1994. After which she gained further experience when she moved to a large solicitors costs practice. 

She joined us in 2016, but by previously working in house for a substantial amount of time, Paula understands the needs of the Solicitor to obtain maximum recovery in the shortest time. She is diligent in her approach to drafting and willingly continues to learn and adapt to meet her client’s needs. 

Outside of work Paula’s primary goal is looking after her family comprising of her husband, two grown up children and her dachshund. She is part of a family who enjoys their cars and she shares the interest of powerful fast cars.

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
  • Court of Protection Bills


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