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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.


VE v AO & Ors [2020] EWCOP 23

This matter involved an application by VE for an order that it was in her mother’s (P’s) best interests to be allowed to leave the care home in which she was residing. This was a an extremely urgent matter in view of P’s terminal cancer and the risk of contracting Covid 19, the judge made […]

BP v Surrey County Council & Anor [2020] EWCOP 17

This was an urgent application by P’s daughter seeking P’s discharge from the care home where he is presently living, and a declaration that it is in his best interest to be returned to his home with an appropriate package of support. P, who is 83 years of age, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in […]

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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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