Costs Consultants

Chenara Meade


Chenara graduated from Griffith University with a double degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, Criminology and Criminal Justice.  She has obtained Post-Graduate qualifications in Legal Practice, with Honors, from Bond University.  In 2008 Chenara was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and was added to the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia. 

Chenara joined QICS in January 2011 and has enjoyed the diversity in which legal costing provides.  Her position primarily involves preparing cost statements, undertaking assessments and advising Clients in all areas of the legal costing matters, both on a Solicitor and Own Client basis and on a Party and Party (Standard) basis.

Outside the office, Chenara enjoys spending her time with her young family. Chenara is a member of the Queensland Law Society.

Lisa Sawyer


Lisa has been a Solicitor in Queensland since 1998, having completed her undergraduate studies at Bond University and Legal Practice Course at QUT.

Most of Lisa’s professional career has been spent as an in-house governance professional in the financial services sector. She joined the team at QICS in 2014 after a maternity and parenting break and is enjoying the challenge of mastering a new area of Law. Lisa is a member of the Queensland Law Society and Governance Institute of Australia.

Taryn Goss


Taryn is a solicitor specialising in legal costs.  She has over 8 years of extensive experience in the field, and has advised her clients in relation to legal cost recovery over a range of legal matters including personal injury, wills and estates, insurance and large commercial litigation in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Taryn has held a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Southern Cross University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDipLP) with Queensland University of Technology since 2015.  She was also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in July 2015.  Taryn also presents lectures at Bond University in conjunction with the Managing Director of QICS for the practical legal training course in legal costs.

Sheri Eaton


Sheri started working for QICS in May 2012 whilst studying for her law degree at Bond University. She graduated from Bond University in 2013, and completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practices in 2014.

She has enjoyed working in costs law since she was admitted as a solicitor in July 2014 and primarily prepares short form detailed summaries and costs statements. She enjoys fitting together the complex puzzles that are costs statements and gives attention to detail to achieve accurate costs results.

When not at work, Sheri enjoys being involved with her church. She also loves planning events, doing puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family.

Doug Kerr


Doug Kerr has been a lawyer for over 50 years. He was first admitted as a solicitor in 1965 in New Zealand, Victoria in 1967, and Queensland in 1968. He began his tenure with QICS in 1997.

He specialises in Objections, Responses, and Court Appointed Costs Assessments. 

Doug finds pride in his family, and enjoys spending time with each of his 7 children, and his grandchildren. One of his grandsons is a racecar driver, which Doug enjoys following and supporting. In Doug’s spare time, he enjoys listening to music, particularly The Kingston Trio.

Lance Ensor


Lance is a Solicitor and Court Appointed Costs Assessor, and was appointed to practice as a solicitor in 1995 in Queensland, in 1996 in NSW, and 1997 in the ACT. He was appointed to the Register of Approved Costs Assessors in August 2007.

He has a BA, LLB, and Grad Dip of Legal Practice. He has practiced exclusively in the area of costs since 1999. He owned his own costing business, Ensor Legal Costs Pty Ltd, but has worked for QICS since March 2007.

He is married to his wife Genny, together they have four adult children and four grandchildren. Lance is a Legatee with Queensland Legacy, a past Treasurer for the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee, and is recently retired from the Defence Force. Lance enjoys travel, wine and positive people.

Tony Walsh

Anthony Walsh was admitted as a solicitor in 1971 by the Supreme Court of Queensland. He specialises in preparation of itemised costs statements for determination by court appointed approved costs assessors.

Tony finds satisfaction in meeting clients requirements and reaching conclusions satisfactory to them, in a vast range of difficult and complex litigation which now arises in various courts and jurisdictions.

He finds relaxation in reading, particularly reading biographies. He enjoys the occasional round of golf, and largely is involved in family pursuits with his children and grand-children. Tony will be moving to Stradbroke Island as soon as possible.

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