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Meet our incredible team of highly regarded and knowledgeable costs lawyers and legal professionals.

Our Founder & Managing Director

Alan Adrian commenced his legal costing career with Law Costs. After nine years he founded our affiliate firm, Queensland Independent Costing Services (QICS) in 1989, initially employing two assessors and two typists.

Responsible for the business strategy, Alan has successfully grown the company from its humble beginnings in Queensland to now providing costing services nationally. As a result of his dedication to the legal costing industry Alan’s legal costing businesses are now some one of the most recognised providers in Australia employing seven costs lawyers, five costs consultants, and 12 support staff across five locations.

During Alan’s 40+ year tenure in the legal costing industry, he has attained a reputation as an esteemed and trusted professional. His area of expertise is guiding law firms in cost recovery that is compliant, transparent and effective.

Due to his attention-to-detail, management advice and counselling he is highly sought after by the Australian legal profession. As a highly regarded costs expert he is regularly called on to give evidence in court.

Alan loves to give back to the community and his passion for the legal costing industry has directed him to share his knowledge of law costs to the Bond University Law Faculty presenting on the Practical Legal Training course on a regular basis for over 10 years. He also jumps at the chance to present on legal costs for CLE presentations to law firms, the Queensland Law Society and local law associations.

Outside of the office Alan is happiest sharing a fulfilled life with his beautiful wife, four daughters and eight grandchildren and the company of good friends. When the opportunity arises he is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys cheering on the horses.

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Our Costs Consultants and Lawyers

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Being a tenacious and driven individual, Gary devoted 23 of his formative years in the Royal Australian Air Force, followed by the Royal Air Force. He…
Gary Adrian
Regional Manager & Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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Prior to entering the legal costs industry, the first 23 years of Michael’s career was spent as a hydraulic applications engineer. This role took him to…
Michael Morgan
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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It was the early 1990’s when John embarked on his journey into legal costing industry. Around the same time he commenced his employment with our affiliate…
John Andersen
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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In 1971 Tony was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and subsequently the High Court of Australia. He commenced his foray into…
Tony Walsh
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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Lisa is the Legal Practitioner Director of National Costing Lawyers (one of our affiliate firms) and a Legal Costs Consultant at NCS and QICS. Commencing with…
Lisa Sawyer
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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Lance was appointed to practice as a solicitor in Queensland in 1995, NSW in 1996, and the ACT in 1997. In 2007 he was appointed to…
Lance Ensor
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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Joining the group of companies in 2011, Chenara is one of our notable legal costs lawyers. She was attracted to the industry because of the diversity…
Chenara Meade
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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Sheri embarked on her legal costing career with our affiliate company QICS in 2014. Her specialty is Costs Determinations (Short Form Assessments) and Bill of Costs…
Sheri Eaton
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant

Our Management and Administration Team

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Justin, for over 10 years, oversees the day-to-day running of all the businesses and is the glue between National Costing Services’ administration and technical teams. As…
Justin Stoddard
General Manager
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In 2019 Robert joined the group of companies as Finance Manager. His accountancy experience spans many years working with Gold Coast accountancy firms. Robert is a…
Robert Browne
Finance Manager
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Jacqui is one of the newest members of the group of companies focused on Business Development, Marketing and Client Services. She has a great love for…
Jacqui Roberts
Manager Business Development,
Marketing & Client Services
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Since joining our affiliate firm QICS at a young age, Chantel quickly absorbed every angle of the business and has a deep understanding of administration side…
Chantel Wright
Maternity Leave
Administration Manager Costs | Determinations
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Jessica Dolan
Executive Assistant to Managing Director
Administration Manager Costs Statements
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Kris commenced her career in the legal costing industry in 1989 with Law Costs Pty Ltd. Here she worked alongside Alan and Gary’s mother, Joy Stevens,…
Kristine Adrian
Administration Manager
Toowoomba
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Having worked for our affiliate company QICS since 2008, Amanda is a highly respected and invaluable member of the administration team. Primarily, her focus is auditing…
Amanda Browne
Acting Administration Manager
Costs Determinations
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Therese joined our affiliate company QICS in 2014 and is an important part of the administration team, drawing on her significant business administration experience. Her primary…
Therese Elliott
Administrative Assistant
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Bryar is the newest member of the National Costing Services team. She is currently learning the legal costing industry from the grass roots up. She is…
Bryar Fairhall
Administrative Assistant
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