Blackstone Legal Costing
Established in Melbourne over 20 years ago, and with founding director Paul Linsdell still at the helm, Blackstone is one of Australia’s leading and most respected legal costing firms.
Blackstone’s specialists are regularly called upon to prepare expert reports and appear as court witnesses.
Our team of lawyers and consultants have the knowledge and expertise to take your costing matter through a notoriously complex legal system, with objectivity, transparency and efficiency.
With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Blackstone has the resources, networks and expertise to smoothly navigate the legal rules and processes that vary across jurisdictions.Read More
Your costs Our priority
Our transparent short form, and detailed costs assessments provide client certainty in mediated disputes. This helps clients better meet their own disclosure obligations, while negotiating and achieving best outcomes in ‘plus-costs’ settlements.Read More
Bill of Costs / Cost Settlements
Our expert costs lawyers and consultants are across all relevant legislation, scales of costs and case law to ensure your entitlements are fully captured in an itemised bill.Read More
Resolving a costs dispute on the best commercial basis often means staying out of court. We pride ourselves on being tenacious and effective negotiators as well as strong advocates.Read More
Objections / Responses
Blackstone has the expertise to prepare detailed, short-form Notices of Objection in response to Bills of Costs. Equally, we can robustly defend our clients’ own bills in response to Notices of Objection.Read More
Mediation / Settlement
Our costs lawyers are experts in representing you in even the most difficult costs-related cases. We frequently appear in court-appointed mediations and informal settlement conferences.Read More
Taxation / Costs Assessments
Whether defending or challenging a Bill of Costs, Blackstone provides the best possible representation at taxation or costs assessments.Read More
Blackstone’s accredited specialists prepare expert reports and appear as witnesses in all relevant jurisdictions on security for costs and gross sum costs applications, and in major class-action litigation.Read More
Meet Our Team
We’re one of Australia’s largest costs consulting firms. Find out more about our key staff below.