We are partners not just providers. We partner with our legal practitioner clients to obtain the best possible results in costs disputes. Whether working to maximise legal costs recovery for a successful litigant, or ensuring only appropriate costs are recovered from an unsuccessul litigant, your and your clients’ costs are our #1 priority.
With specialist solicitors in each of our Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne CBD offices dedicated to providing you the best advice, we assist with all aspects of party/party costs recovery, costs mediations, costs agreements, security for costs applications, gross sum costs applications and all aspects of legal costs disputes.
Put simply, your costs ares our priority.
Our short form and detailed costs assessments provide certainty to our clients in mediated disputes whilst avoiding higher costs of preparation of fully itemised bills of costs.
Bill of Costs/Cost Settlements
Our expert costs lawyers and consultants are across all relevant legislation, court scales of costs and case law to ensure your entitlements are fully captured in an itemised bill.
Resolving a disagreement about costs on the best commercial basis often means keeping it out of court. We pride ourselves on being tenacious and effective negotiators as well as great advocates.
Our notice of objection gives you the best chance of effectively disputing costs. Our submissions in response to an objection allows you to robustly defend your own bill.
Our costs lawyers know exactly what a fair settlement looks like and are experts in settling even the most difficult costs-related cases, whether at mediations or at informal settlement conferences.
Whether you’re disputing or defending a bill of costs, when you engage Blackstone you can be confident you’re getting the best possible representation at taxation hearings or cost assessments.
We prepare expert reports and appear as expert witnesses in Court for security for costs applications, applications for gross sum costs orders, and costs applications in major class actions.