Our Services

Bills of Costs

Our team are experienced in the preparation of Bills of Costs justifying the legal costs incurred in any type of matter and in any jurisdiction.

We have extensive experience in preparing bills totalling millions of dollars in a range or jurisdictions, whether drawn to scale or based on the time spent.
The firm regularly acts in regard to costs flowing from high profile defamation cases, complex commercial litigation, clinical negligence, contested probate, construction,

Certificates of Assessment

In many instances, the costs incurred in preparing a fully itemised Bill of Costs can be avoided by a certification of the fair and reasonable costs in any matter. This can facilitate negotiations or resolve any costs issue.

Lump sum or Gross Sum applications

Our team regularly prepare lump sum applications to avoid the costs of an assessment or taxation. This can be an effective way of avoiding considerable additional costs, if the situation enables it.

Notice of Objection

If you are required to pay costs, we can assist with advising as to the reasonable amount that should be allowed and, if a settlement is not achievable, assist with preparing objections to the costs claimed.

Applications for Review

We are regularly instructed to seek a review of a Costs Assessor’s determination. This is a technical process and we have been successful in 75% of the review applications in which we are instructed, achieving a positive difference of 35%.

Appearance at Taxation

We can appearing at the Costs Court in Victoria and in the Federal Court should the matter proceed to a full taxation.

Debt Recovery

In addition to our legal costs expertise, Rose Legal Costing are experienced in recovery of costs and monies from a range of parties.
We have acted for many individuals and law firms in which they have been unable to secure payment of their fees, achieving the outcome they wanted.

Expert reports

Joe Rose is often instructed as an independent expert in regard to a variety of legal costs issues, including applications for Security for Costs, law firm valuations, or as to the validity of a costs decision.

Court proceedings and costs appeals

If the assessment or taxation process does not yield the right result, we are experienced in appeals on legal costs principles and can advise on merits without you incurring unnecessary risk of further costs.

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