Deborah is a leading voice in civil costs: cost management, bill drafting, costs recovery and advocacy at detailed assessment hearings. She is the past Chair of the Law Society's Civil Litigation Section and a member of the Law Society's Civil Justice Committee. Deborah was quoted by Lord Justice Jackson in 'The Reform of Civil Litigation' published in September 2016.
In 2014 she was co-designer of the 'J-codes' and expert member of the Hutton Steering Committee which has designed the Electronic Bill of Costs. In 2010 she authored of the Association of Cost Lawyers publication 'Modernising Bills of Costs.