Kutter Walters Legal Costs is based on an approachable structure and aims to be considered as an extension of your firm, rather than simply an outsourced service. The company started in 2012 with just 2 local clients and has steadily grown since, with a large client base which spans the UK. With both Directors legally trained in both civil and family law prior to entering the costs profession, we have a unique insight into the work solicitors undertake, which assists with the high quality of costs management services we provide. Our experienced team provides ongoing advice throughout a case and guidance to help manage your costs from the outset.
Kutter Walters promotes the professional standards endorsed by the Association of Costs Lawyers and the Costs Lawyer Standards Board. The CLSB regulates the profession, whilst the ACL is at the forefront of developments in costs law.
In view of the increasing pressure on profit margins, we have developed a number of tailored charging schemes to reduce costing fees. To speak directly to our team, please call 01273 569 650. The office is based in Brighton and Hove, and we provide our services to firms across the UK.
Karen Kutter, Director
Karen is a Costs Lawyer, with over 10 years of experience. She previously trained and worked in civil and family law, focusing on the provision of Legal Aid and Access To Justice. She worked for a national costing firm for a number of years before setting up Kutter Walters.
She undertakes all types of civil bill drafting and is particularly interested in Solicitor/Client disputes and the case planning and budget management aspect of costs, both in Legal Aid and
Inter Partes matters.
Karen was a tutor for the Association of Costs Lawyers for a number of years, enjoying teaching students all aspects of Costs Law for the degree level course. She also provides regular in-house training to
firms to assist with their in-house costs procedures.
Bridget Mulligan, Costs Draftsman
Bridget joined Kutter Walters in 2013, having previously worked as a case manager at the Legal Aid Agency for 12 years. She has considerable auditing and costs assessment experience and extensive knowledge of the Legal Aid rules and guidance, providing a rare skill set applicable to disputes and appeals against Legal Aid Agency decisions.
Bridget prepares Court of Protection bills and undertakes all legal aid costing. She also prepares Legal Help claims for clients.
Megan Kutter, Consultant Costs Lawyer
Megan has worked with Kutter Walters since 2015, qualifying as a Costs Lawyer in 2018. She specialises in all Civil Legal Aid Costs and private Court of Protection cases.
Her knowledge of the Costs Assessment Guidance and Electronic Handbook, along with her expertise on CCMS, is invaluable to clients. There is never a tech question Megan can't answer and she is a life-saver for clients updating billing process and manoeuvring through CCMS and paperless systems.
She has provided in-house training and has given seminars on various costs topics.
Liz Walters, Director
Liz is a Costs Lawyer, having worked in costs since 2004. Prior to costs she worked in a Defendant civil practice and set up Kutter Walters, having worked for a national costing firm for a number of years.
She has significant experience in all areas of costs work and has conducted numerous Detailed Assessments and negotiations in inter partes matters. Liz handles complex legally aided cases and regularly liaises with the Legal Aid Agency to secure the best possible outcome for clients. The Legal Aid Agency has complimented Liz on the quality of her case plan documentation.
Liz is an Accredited Training provider with the Association of Costs Lawyers and has provided a number of seminars with regards to costs updates. She was also an external examiner for the Association of Costs Lawyers for a number of years.
Daniele Fameli, Trainee Costs Lawyer
Daniele joined Kutter Walters in 2019. He graduated in Law from the University of Sussex in the same year and holds a post-graduate Masters in Management from the John Cabot University and a Master’s degree in Political Science, obtained in Italy.
During his experience as a student he developed a sound understanding of different areas of law, focusing his interests mainly towards civil law. Daniele is training in Family Legal Aid and Inter Partes costs at Kutter Walters.
Penelope Richards, Head of Marketing and Office Manager
Penelope is Head of Marketing and the Office Manager for Kutter Walters. She has over twenty years administrative experience, working with large corporate organisations in London before moving to Brighton. Penelope has worked in Publishing, Marketing, PR and Event Management.
She is incredibly organised and handles the day to day office administration. She organises the incoming and outgoing of work to and from our clients, aiming for an efficient service whilst ensuring all data is managed correctly. She also deals with all aspects of accounts, marketing, and client liaison services.