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.

Be they party/party or solicitor/client, assessing costs can be challenging.
Through accurate and timely advice, Blackstone can help capture maximum costs.

We are experts in both short-form costs assessments and Court-appointed costs assessments.

We frequently provide short-form assessments prior to settlement conferences and mediations to assist our clients with an estimate of the likely party/party recovery should the matter resolve.

This enables practitioners to consider which type of settlement is more suitable: “plus costs” or “all in”.

Whether you are a personal injury, commercial or transactional litigator, getting the most out of the assessment process means methodically and meticulously capturing costs as they occur.

Assessing your costs prior to settlement can provide alternatives to waiting until after a matter is finalised.