As the Managing Director of our affiliate firm, QICS, and having successfully grown that organisation for 25 years, Alan decided to launch National Costing Lawyers. This division of the business focuses on legal costing matters of a litigious nature.
Alan has an extensive legal costing career spanning more than 40 years. He commenced his foray into legal costing with Law Costs working alongside his mother. In 1989 he founded QICS (Queensland Independent Costing Services) with two assessors and two typists.
The business flourished under his leadership and he grew the organisation to provide services nationally. QICS is now one of the most highly recognised legal costing providers in Australia with five costs lawyers, five costs consultants, and 12 support staff servicing the country.
With more than 40 years experience under his belt, Alan’s reputation precedes him and he is regarded as one of the most trusted and proficient legal costing professionals in the industry. His specialty is providing legal practices with management and consultancy advice ensuring that cost recovery is compliant, effective, and transparent.
Due to his extensive experience in management advice and counselling he is highly sought after by legal professionals throughout Australia. He is often called upon to give evidence in court as a legal costs expert.
When presented with the opportunity Alan loves to give back to the community. His passion and understanding of the law of costs has guided him to share this knowledge with the country’s future lawyers. For more than 10 years Alan has been a regular presenter to Bond University Law Faculty students as part of their Practical Legal Training program.
He also loves to present at CLE sessions on legal costs to local law associations, the Queensland Law Society and in-house for legal firms.
When Alan is not immersed in his work he thrives in the company of his beautiful wife and spending quality time with his four daughters, eight grandchildren and great friends. When time permits, Alan loves to travel and immerse himself in local cultures. He is also a keen horse racing spectator.