Deborah Burke

I have worked as a solicitor and a Costs Lawyer for more than 26 years.

When the plans to introduce a new costs management regime were first unveiled I became involved as a speaker for the Law Society in providing early information to the legal profession about the changes.

As I delivered training on the new costs management rules and learnt more about legal project management principles, I realised that this was a way of working which the team at DBCL should embrace. I wanted us to improve the way we work with our clients making both them and us more profitable.. and so, the idea of Attain Legal Costs Management was born.

We are a results based business and we exist to make our clients more profitable.

When our clients succeed, so do we.

We make use of the latest technology including bespoke Excel based software to deliver speedy and cost effective solutions. Whenever possible, information is shared electronically and the use of paper is eliminated or greatly reduced. We have a well deserved reputation for technical and commercial excellence.



  • "Thank you Deborah for the excellent training session you delivered to us last month. It was very useful and generated a good level of useful discussion amongst the team. There is clearly much for us to think about going forwards."

    David Eminton, Partner, Paris Smith June 2015

  • "Well done on providing such a professional and user-friendly service. Your people have always done their best to deal with matters efficiently and within what can prove to be difficult time-frames."

    Craig Ferguson, Partner, Craig Ferguson & Co LLP June 2015

  • "Excellent at costs budgets. They work closely with the file handlers to ensure that all the anticipated work is corrected budgeted and clearly explained. This makes a real difference at the CCMC."

    Lionel Stride, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers June 2015

  • "Provide a very professional service, sound advice and always able to meet deadlines."

    Louise Tyler, Partner, Wilson Browne Solicitors June 2015

  • "[They] provide an efficient, effective and intelligent service. They are at the cutting edge on costs budgeting and know just how important it is to do the ground work well if you want to persuade the Court to approve a realistic budget. They are excellent team players."

    Stephen Bailey, Barrister, Hailsham Chambers

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