About Us

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.

As relative pioneers in this niche area of the law, Blackstone’s accredited specialists are regularly called upon to prepare export reports and appear as court witnesses.

Our team of lawyers and consultants have the knowledge and expertise to take your 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. Ultimately, Blackstone’s mission is to deliver industry-leading advice and tangible results for, and with, our clients.


William Blackstone fundamentally changed the way law was studied and practised. We’re doing the same for legal costing. Before the first volume of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England was published, common law was often considered unruly and incoherent. We know the legal world can be fast-paced, so we pride ourselves on being available when you need us and turning your file around quickly. With offices across several states, we’re one of Australia’s largest costs consulting firms.

Our Mission

We believe everyone has the right to representation and assistance navigating the complex legal system. Our team of expert lawyers and consultants have decades of combined knowledge in the niche area of legal costing. Our beliefs motivate us to deliver industry leading advice and tangible results in partnership with our clients.

We strive to remain innovative by embracing technological change, and nurturing a collaborative workplace. This approach allows us to remain leaders in the field, maintain our industry leading knowledge and experience in legal costing, and achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

Having an environment which supports all our team members is an essential part of the Blackstone culture. By ensuring all staff are supported through our open-door policy and leadership, we maintain a team who communicates, helps each other, and is willing to take time to contribute to the success of our company.

As one of the leaders in legal costing, our focus is on providing the highest quality advice and working not just for our clients, but with them. In our commitment to achieving the best outcomes, we provide tailored solutions to contribute to our clients’ success and longevity, and pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our clients.

Honesty and transparency are integral pillars of the industry, and which we consider the backbone of our company. We uphold these principles in providing legal services to our clients, interacting with our opponents and the Court, and internally between all staff.