Deborah Burke is a non-practising solicitor and co-director of Attain Costs. Deborah is a costs lawyer and is a member of the Council of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL). She is also the chair of the Civil Litigation executive committee.
In Savings Advice Ltd, Master Howarth found that factual statements as to the amount of costs used in mediations could be used in subsequent assessment proceedings. Does this mean not everything in a mediation stays secret, asks Deborah Burke.
Deborah Burke, chair of the Civil Litigation Section, offers her own take on this recent, headline-grabbing case on costs budgeting.
We speak to costs lawyer and committee member Debbie Burke about developments of interest in 2014