Name: Beri Akinkugbe
Qualifications: LLB Law Degree
Costs Drafting experience: 10 years experience
As a draftsperson, Beri started her training in costs in the area of Legal Aid civil litigation. Preparing and processing claims for assessment by the Court or the Legal Aid Agency. This included all types of claims for payment from payments on accounts to High Cost Cases in community law areas such as family law, care proceedings, immigration claims for asylum/unlawful detention, housing and judicial review.
Through the years she has gone on to deal with a variety of types of cases upon which she is able to deal with all types of costing requirements from cost auditing, budgeting, preparing Schedules and or detailed Bills (in all formats) for provisional/detailed assessment.
Most recently she has experience working on high value medical clinical negligence claims, catastrophic injury claims, Court of Protection matters, multi-action data protection claims, unlawful detention claims and complex judicial review claims.
Beri has experience in all types of costs litigation from County Court level up to Supreme Court level and is currently work for both paying and receiving parties.
Profile: Beri is a mum of three young children who occupy a lot of her time. When she has some time to herself, she loves to read or clean.
Claim to fame: As of 2018, Beri became a professional Wedding & Events Coordinator. She is naturally an intricate, detailed and meticulous person and when planning her own wedding 5 years ago, She fell in love with the process and has been planning weddings, events and bespoke experiences ever since.
Favourite film: Beri’s favourite film is Extraction (2019). She loves action/thriller movies and she enjoys historically accurate biopics.