Why Us

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Why Us?

We capitalise on our team of Costs Lawyers’ decades of legal costing experience to dissect your legal bills and challenge any excessive or unjustified fees.

We help you manage legal fee disputes and reduce your legal spending and achieve fair and reasonable value for the legal services provided to you.

For individual and small Business clients

Expertise

We have in-depth knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework governing legal fees in each state and territory is critical to our client's success in ensuring they pay no more than fair and reasonable costs for the legal services provided.

Our lawyers have over 30 years’ experience in the legal costing industry, accredited specialisation in costs law from the Law Institute of Victoria and lawyers and Court Appointed Costs Assessors from the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Our lawyers regularly write articles for esteemed journals and provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to other lawyers about legal costing which allow lawyers to fulfil their mandatory Continuing Professional Development requirements.

We regularly appear in court and otherwise represent clients in both party/party and solicitor/client costs disputes. We also prepare expert reports and appear as expert witnesses in relation to security for costs applications, applications for gross sum costs orders and applications in major class actions. We have extensive experience in representing law firms (from preparation of bills of costs to negotiation of costs to appearance at taxation), in various jurisdictions, which provides incomparable experience, expertise and inside knowledge to successfully challenge costs charged by law firms.

Through this expertise we are able to recognise when fees charged by your lawyers are unreasonable, and are able to take appropriate steps to ensure you are not liable to pay those unreasonable costs.

Capacity

We are affiliated with the largest legal costs consulting and legal costs management and auditing provider in Australia, with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. We have the capacity and capability to review and manage clients with up to $100 million in annual legal spend.

Fees

We work with our clients to ensure we charge our fees in a manner that is reasonable and suitable to our clients.

We provide complete transparency in respect of our fees. We ensure our fees are lower than the overall amount reduced from the costs payable to your former lawyer. On many occasions we are able to ensure your former lawyer pay a significant portion of your costs of assessment or taxation (our fees). In Victoria this usually occurs if there is a failure to disclose or if the law practice's costs are reduced by 15% or more on assessment. This provides costs security to our clients when challenging or seeking assessment of their former lawyer’s costs.

For corporate clients

When our corporate clients utilise our services, their organisation has a single streamlined process for reviewing bills - one that is effective, proven and easy to implement. We also reduce the burden on your organisation’s internal legal resources, with minimal disruption and little or no set up costs.


Expertise

Our lawyers have over 30 years’ experience in the legal costing industry, accredited specialisation in costs law from the Law Institute of Victoria and lawyers and Court Appointed Costs Assessors from the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Our lawyers regularly write articles for esteemed journals and provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to other lawyers about legal costing which allow lawyers to fulfil their mandatory Continuing Professional Development requirements.

We regularly appear in court and otherwise represent clients in both party/party and solicitor/client costs disputes. We also prepare expert reports and appear as expert witnesses in relation to security for costs applications, applications for gross sum costs orders and applications in major class actions. We have extensive experience in representing law firms (from preparation of bills of costs to negotiation of costs to appearance at taxation), in various jurisdictions, which provides incomparable experience, expertise and inside knowledge to successfully challenge costs charged by law firms.

Through this expertise we are able to recognise when fees charged by your lawyers are unreasonable, and are able to take appropriate steps to ensure you are not liable to pay those unreasonable costs.

Capacity

We are affiliated with the largest legal costs consulting and legal costs management and auditing provider in Australia, with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. We have the capacity and capability to review and manage clients with up to $100 million in annual legal spend.

Fees

In the majority of matters our fees are capped at a proportion of the reductions achieved over a specified period of time and as such we are completely costs neutral.

We work with our clients to ensure we charge our fees in a manner that is reasonable and suitable to our clients.

We provide complete transparency in respect of what you have been charged and guarantee to improve your profit margins.

Sensitivity

We understand sensitivity is particularly important to our corporate clients who are interested in maintaining a good relationship with their legal service providers or panel firms. With extensive and proven experience in introducing legal costs management and auditing into organisations new to bill scrutiny, we bring a collaborative, diplomatic and sensitive approach to achieving reductions to legal fees. Our approach ensures no disruption to key relationships between the client and their legal service providers (also known as panel firms) when the program commences.

Savings

We achieve significant reductions to legal fees for any business with an annual legal spend exceeding $1 million. These savings are measurable and achievable within a short time. Further, clients who have experienced a gradual escalation of legal spend universally experience a slowing or even reversal of this trend following our involvement.

Reporting

We provide monthly reports to corporate clients with multiple legal service providers which allows clients to compare the performance of each of their legal service providers and identify which panel firms provide the best value for money.

Reports are customised for your specific internal and external reporting needs. Audits can be compared by legal service providers, business units within your organisation, state by state, over time, and myriad other ways. We offer a comprehensive and effective costs management tool by combining proven systems and procedures, experienced solicitors, dedicated software and customised reporting.

Trial Program

We are confident your organisation will quickly realise substantial financial benefits from our involvement regardless of whether your legal spend is $1m or $100m per year. That is why we offer a no-obligation three-month trial program that lets you experience the real savings and become comfortable with our process before committing to a longer-term contract.

Flexibility

We work with you to determine the best process of Legal Costs Auditing and are mindful of your specific requirements. Click here to see further information as to “How legal costs auditing works?”. Our flexibility with the extent of our involvement is demonstrated here.

We are also flexible with the type of reporting required along with the basis of charging our fees.