Our team of expert costs assessors are all experienced problem solvers with more than 40 years of experience. We regularly work with over 500 lawyers and law firms across Australia, so you’re guaranteed the best possible outcomes and optimal cost recovery every time.

When you work with us, you can rest assured you’re in good hands, thanks to our extensive experience in analysing and auditing legal costs. We work quickly and with unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to focus on your practice.

Costs Determinations
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Costs Determinations
All types of costs determinations, including Solicitor and Own-Client, Standard (Party and Party), and Indemnity.
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Dispute Resolution
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Dispute Resolution
Ensuring the most favourable outcome possible for your client, NCS will negotiate on your behalf to resolve your costs disputes without going to court.
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Notice of Objection Costs Lawyers
Efficient, objective, and unbiased handling of Notices of Objection to Bills of Costs in Taxable Form and Costs Statements.
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Responses and Submissions
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Responses and Submissions
If you are asked to defend your own bill, NCS will help you with all submissions needed in response to notices of objection across all jurisdictions
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Management and Consulting
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Management and Consulting
Free up more time to focus on your practice with the cutting-edge internal legal costing practices and expert assistance NCS provides
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Our Philosophy

As independent and objective experts in the legal costing field, our philosophy is simple: 

  • Each party is dealt with equitably and fairly
  • Each transaction is considered and reasonable
  • Each matter is handled professionally and promptly
Legal Costs Consultant Australia


Alan Adrian established our affiliate company QICS in 1989 after learning the trade and sharpening his skills at Law Costs Pty Ltd for eight years. Twenty years later in 2009, Alan, together with his brother Gary Adrian, acquired Law Costs, becoming a powerhouse of experience and knowledge.

Since these beginnings, National Costing Services was introduced, drawing upon this extensive knowledge and experience. Alan has successfully grown the National Costing Services, National Costing Lawyers and QICS brands into one of the longest-running and most recognised group of national legal costs consulting firms in the country today.

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Team Strength

Our expert team of legal costing specialists consists of higly regarded costs lawyers, costs consultants, and court-appointed assessors with extensive experience across Australia.

Flexible & Innovative Services

Each legal costing solution is tailored to the needs of each client. We are flexible in our approach and can provide you with in-house costing or meet your electronic costing needs with an array of technological solutions.


We take pride in our ability to resolve legal costing matters in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines along the way for your peace of mind.

Cyber Security and Insurance

National Costing Services does not compromise when it comes to security, carrying cyber insurance at all times and protecting you from:

* Security and privacy
* Privacy regulatory defence and penalties
* Privacy breach response
* Liability
* Costs and credit monitoring
* Multimedia liability
* Cyber extortion
* Business interruption (including non-physical)
* Cyber terrorism

Client Relationship Approach

Throughout Australia, National Costing Services is highly sought after by the legal profession for our first-class approach to our client relationships, providing reliable advice and strict compliance, transparency, and attention-to-detail at all times.

Australia Wide

National Costing Services acts on behalf of law firms across Australia. Our team is well-versed in all costs regulations in the majority of jurisdictions in the nation.

Our Promise to You

When we work together, you will enjoy full support and cooperation—as well as unparalleled equity and fairness—from our accomplished team of legal costs experts. 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:

Act with integrity
Strive for excellence
Respect each client
Be objective, honest, and fair
Provide fee transparency
Nurture long-term relationships

We make it a point to be vigilant in our practice at all times and apply these same principles to yours.

National Costing Services is made up of trusted professionals, who provide superior independent legal costing solutions to clients across Australia. Our clients have full confidence in our supportive, cooperative approach and commitment to equity and fairness in everything we do.


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