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National Costing Lawyers has over 40 years experience in auditing and analysing legal costs. Our team of highly skilled lawyers are experts in the field of costing, with exceptional knowledge and skill born from years of dedicated service to the legal profession across Australia.

We work flexibly, promptly and to the highest professional standards at all times, giving our clients valued peace of mind, and allowing them the time to concentrate on what they do best, the practice of the law.

Costs Determinations
Costs Determination Services
Costs Determinations
All types of costs determinations, including Solicitor and Own-Client, Standard (Party and Party), and Indemnity.
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Notices of Objections & Responses
Objecting to Legal Costs
Notices of Objections & Responses
National Costing Lawyers can prepare unbiased and objective Notices of Objections to a Bill of Costs in Taxable form as well respond to a Notice of Objection served on you.
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Appearances on Taxation
Appearances on Taxation
Appearances on Taxation
If required we can appear on your behalf in Court on taxation of costs, mediations and other associated costs court proceedings.
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Expert Reports & Evidence
Legal Costs Expert Reports
Expert Reports & Evidence
We can provide expert reports and appear as an expert witness in court providing unbiased opinions on the law of costs.
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Costs Consulting & Management
Legal Costs Consulting
Costs Consulting & Management
From client agreements, costs estimates, file management, dispute resolution to CLE presentations our team are available to assist you with a suite of services to enhance your internal structures.
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Our Philosophy

As independent experts in the field of legal costing, our ideology is simple: we provide our clients with the power of balance.

  • Each party is dealt with fairly and equitably
  • Each of our transactions is reasonable and considered
  • Each matter is managed promptly and professionally
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Where it all started

National Costing Lawyers was established by Alan Adrian in 2017, as a complementary service offering to his Legal Costs Consulting firm QICS.

Alan began his career at Law Costs Pty Ltd in 1981 and eventually acquired this business with his brother Gary Adrian in 2009, joining forces to become a powerhouse of knowledge and experience. By drawing upon this wealth of experience and knowledge, National Costing Lawyers is now positioned within the stable of one of the longest and most established Legal Costs Consulting firms in Australia.

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Team Strength

Our legal costing experts include experienced costs consultants, costs lawyers, and court-appointed assessors.

Flexible & Innovative Services

Our team are readily available to meet your costing requirements. Whether it be analysing your files in-house or accessing them via practice management software we are accommodating to your needs.


We pride ourselves on the timely production of legal costing matters. We ensure we meet deadlines to give you peace of mind.

Cyber Security and Insurance

Cyber Security is our number one priority when accessing client files. We carry cyber insurance to protect you from a range of risks including:

  • Security and privacy
  • Privacy regulatory defense and penalties
  • Privacy breach response
  • Liability
  • Costs and credit monitoring
  • Multimedia liability
  • Cyber extortion
  • Business interruption (including non-physical)
  • Cyber terrorism
Client Relationship Approach

NCL are highly sought after by the Australian legal profession for their outstanding client relationship approach. Offering exemplary advice, compliancy, transparency and honesty.

Australia Wide

At National Costing Lawyers we act for law firms throughout Australia. We are fully versed in regulations related to costs in the vast majority of  jurisdictions.

Our Promise to You

When you engage our services, you will receive full support and cooperation—as well as unparalleled equity and fairness—from our industry leading team of legal costs Lawyers. You can rest assured that we will make the recovery of your costs our number one priority, until we reach a resolution.

Our promise is built on the following pillars:
* Honourable in our dealings
* Committed to achieving excellence
* Hold our clients in high regard
* Be genuine, credible, and ethical
* Deliver fee transparency
* Foster great relationships

We are cognisant of the values in our firm at all times and apply these same principles to your business.

National Costing Lawyers is made up of trusted legal practitioners, who provide superior, independent legal costing solutions to clients across Australia.

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