Stephanie Watts - Costs Lawyer
Stephanie’s legal career started back in 2011 when she joined a Costs company in the North East before relocating to York to qualify as a Costs Lawyer. She previously worked with both Jon-Paul Burnett and Lee Carter and was delighted to join us in October 2018.
Her specialist area of work is the preparation and negotiation of Bills of Costs in civil matters between parties. She is experienced with phased bill drafting and has drafted Bills of Costs for numerous high-value clinical negligence and multi-track claims.
• Costs budgeting
• Budget monitoring following Costs Management Orders
• Attendance at Costs RTM/JSM’s
• Attendance at Costs Mediations
• Bills of Costs
• Schedules of Costs
• Costs negotiation
What's the best thing about working at Carter Burnett?
It really helps to work alongside people that genuinely want the best and are prepared to put in the effort to achieve it. We also get genuinely great professional support. Our company culture is excellent and it allows me to have a great work/life balance, which means I can pursue a career without having to compromise my role as a Mum.
What are your main interests or hobbies?
I live with my Fiancé Chris, our daughter Olivia and two cocker spaniels – Bear and Bella – so life is always pretty busy. We always seem to carrying out a home renovation project and have lived without doors and windows at times.
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Personable, methodical, loyal, diligent and empathetic.
What’s your favourite food?
If I had to pick just one it would be pizza – and pineapple definitely does belong there!
Which smartphone App could you not live without?
My most used app is 1 Second Everyday. You take a small snapshot of each day and build up a compilation of memories over time.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
Sleep while you can because it’s a lot harder with two dogs and a child.