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Sarah is a qualified Costs Lawyer and has practised costs law since 2009. Before joining Birketts, Sarah worked for a leading national law firm, where she began her career in costs, working initially for a professional indemnity insurance team before expanding across the wider litigation teams . Sarah joined Birketts in January 2021.
Sarah has a broad knowledge of costs in a number of sectors which include commercial and property litigation, contentious probate, housing disrepair, personal injury, clinical negligence and planning appeals.
Sarah leads the firm’s Costs Team alongside Melanie Bonte. She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of costs law to include the detailed assessment process (preparing Bills of Costs, Points of Dispute and Replies) and costs budgeting (Precedent H, R and T) as well as providing tailored advice on specific costs issues .
Sarah is based at our Norwich office.
Sarah studied with the Association of Costs Lawyers and qualified as a Costs Lawyer in September 2020.
Sarah is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers.
The Costs Team at Birketts have achieved some fantastic results on a number of cases – Sarah Burwood in particular is always prompt and thorough with her advice and conclusion of negotiations.
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