Legal Costing Services Sydney

A range of expert legal costing services provided by qualified solicitors for law firms and individual clients

The area of legal costs and cost disputes may seem complex and even incomprehensible for many, however at Blue Ribbon Legal we are experts in this field. We bring clarity and transparency to legal costs.

We aim to provide outstanding service to all our clients at a great value for money.

Service we provide

Compliance Advice

We provide advice to ensure clients that legal work has been compliant and associated costs are fair and reasonable.

Bill of Costs

Our team are experts at writing itemised bill of costs on behalf of legal professionals. The party receiving a lump sum bill of costs is entitled to request an itemised bill of costs from the other party.

Objections & Responses

Our team can review a bill of costs and prepare you a detailed notice of objection, as well as responses to objections during assessment processes in NSW and ACT courts, and federal jurisdictions.

Estimates

We provide summaries of chargeable costs and disbursements for negotiations and court-approved settlements.

Settlement

Let us do the negotiating, mediating or hold an informal settlement conference. We will get your costing issues sorted.

CLE Seminars

We hold in-house continued legal education (CLE) seminars to keep lawyers in NSW updated on important legislative changes and ensure high standards.

Expert Evidence

Need expert affidavit evidence for security for costs and lump sum costs applications, including the preparation of costs summary in accordance with the Federal Court Costs Practice Note.

Assessments

Let us assess the bill of costs and objections to decide whether the charges are fair and reasonable.

Cost Recovery

We handle recovery proceedings for any unpaid legal costs, which may include enforcement action.

Submissions

Preparation of submissions and court appearances for lump sum cost applications and special costs orders.

Meet Sharon Drew Blue Ribbon Legal

Meet Sharon Drew

Sharon Drew is a practising solicitor and has been a specialist costs consultant since 1999. A former accredited specialist in personal injury law and District Court arbitrator, she was a member of the Law Society’s 2013 costs committee and has provided expert advice to the Law Society and stakeholders in relation to changes to costs in respect of workers’ compensation and motor accident claims.  Sharon recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (Legal Practice and Innovation).

With a keen eye for detail, Sharon excels in all aspects of legal drafting including detailed bills, objections and general advices.

Sharon is also an engaging public speaker, and presents many in-house seminars  and conferences, including the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) State Conference and National Conferences.  Sharon is a regular contributor to the ALA’s Precedent journal.