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Christine Marsh

Christine Marsh

Christine Marsh is the General Manager and one of the Directors at Paramount. She has over 15 years’ experience in legal costs, specialising in civil litigation and now dealing with Private Client matters as well. Christine enjoys running and coaching netball, as well as spending time with her young family.


Julie Fitzpatrick

Julie Fitzpatrick

Julie Fitzpatrick is a Costs Lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in a range of areas, including private client work, civil litigation and legal aid. Julie takes pride in providing a personal yet professional service to her clients. In her spare time, Julie enjoys days out with her family, reading and cooking.


Melanie Pearson

Melanie has over 20 years’ experience in the costs industry having worked in all areas during her career. More recently she has been focusing on Clinical Negligence, Costs Budgeting and Court of Protection matters, many of these of a very high value and complex nature. In her spare time, Melanie is a busy mum to her two children and likes to find time to exercise and travel as much as possible.


Amanda Dinnin

Amanda is a Costs Draftsperson with over 15 years’ experience gained in a national cost drafting firm.  She specialises in Court of Protection and Probate matters as well as having extensive experience in public and private family law matters. Amanda’s interests include getting out in the countryside, walks with her adopted dogs, practicing yoga and the occasional sky dive.


QD (Habitual Residence) (No.2) [2020] EWCOP 14 (25 March 2020)

P was in his 60s and suffered from Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease which was connected with an atypical form of Parkinson’s disease. Due to these conditions, he had a significant cognitive impairment. He had been residing in Spain for several years with his second wife but had been brought to the UK by his two […]

Re ACC & Others [2020] EWCOP9

This was a test case concerning the conflicts of interest that may arise where a solicitor Property and Affairs Deputy instructs their own law firm to carry out acts or conduct litigation for the person who is the subject of the Deputyship Order (“P”). The matter before the Court concerned three individuals, each of whom […]

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Widening the application for the electronic Bill of Costs

In a recent ACL roundtable meeting Master Gordon-Saker suggested that the natural progression for Court of Protection matters from mandatory electronic filing at the beginning of 2020 would be for Bills of Costs to be submitted in the electronic format. The current electronic Bill of Costs is currently only mandatory in Part 7 Multi-track cases […]

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