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Ensure your costs are justifiable and reasonable so your clients are comfortable with how much they remunerate you.
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ENJOY OPTIMAL COSTS RECOVERY EVERY TIME

Get access to a clear and completely objective costs assessment of the remuneration you are seeking. Our goal is to help you maximise recovery in a timely manner.

WHY CHOOSE NATIONAL COSTING SERVICES FOR YOUR COSTS DETERMINATIONS?

Our team is made up of skilled legal costs specialists frequently requested by lawyers across Australia to prepare cost determinations or short form assessments.

We do this in two ways:

  1. One-off arrangement where we help with negotiations in the event that a dispute arises
  2. A more strategic long-term arrangement where we cost your files right from the commencement of the contract

In either case, you will receive a National Costing Services Short Form Costs Determination designed to provide you with a clear and unbiased assessment of the remuneration you seek, helping you maximise recovery on three bases:

  1. Solicitor and own-client
  2. Standard (party and party)
  3. Indemnity

Numerous law firms engage National Costing Services to have all their files costed, which is a proactive approach that guarantees expert independent oversight and impartiality, as well as monitoring and analysis, from start to finish. This strategy will provide you with the peace of mind that all costs are open and transparent, improving the way you disclose them to your clients and identifying recoverable third-party costs.

We will also provide you with practical management advice every step of the way to help you boost your profitability, productivity, and cost recovery.

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