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At QICS, we pride ourselves on fair and equitable legal costing solutions. The way we achieve this is through our people. They are independent experts who are not only skilled lawyers and legal professionals, but also individuals with well-honed, specialist insight into legal costing.

Our Founder

After nine years employed as a legal costs consultant with Law Costs, Alan Adrian founded Queensland Independent Costing Services (QICS) in 1989, initially employing two assessors and two typists.

Driving the business strategy for QICS, Alan has successfully grown the organisation to now provide services nationally. As a reflection of his commitment and hard work, QICS is now one of the most recognised legal costing providers in Australia with seven costs lawyers, five costs consultants, and 12 support staff—all full time—in five offices.

During his extensive 40+ year career, Alan has earned his reputation as one of the most trusted and proficient professionals in the legal costing industry. He specialises in providing legal practices with recommendations to ensure that cost recovery is transparent, effective, and compliant.

Alan is sought after by the Australian legal profession for his attention to detail, management advice, and counselling. Being highly regarded in this field, he is regularly called on to give evidence in court as a cost expert every year.

Alan’s passion for the industry and willingness to give back to the community has led him to share his insight and knowledge by presenting on the Practical Legal Training course at Bond University Law Faculty for well over 10 years. He is not one to turn down the opportunity to present on legal costs for CLE presentations to local law
associations, the Queensland Law Society and in-house for legal firms either.

Alan is not all work. In his rare moments of downtime, he enjoys life with his beautiful wife, spending time with his four daughters and seven grandchildren and enjoying the company of good friends. He is also an avid traveler and loves to cheer on the horses.

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Our Costs Consultants and Lawyers

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After nine years employed as a legal costs consultant with Law Costs, Alan Adrian founded Queensland Independent Costing Services (QICS) in 1989, initially employing two assessors…
Alan Adrian
Managing Director
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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As a driven and tenacious individual, Gary spent 23 of his formative years in the Royal Australia Air Force, and then the Royal Air Force. The…
Gary Adrian
Regional Manager & Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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Michael spent 23 years of his career in engineering. He has lived around the country as a hydraulic applications engineer, in Sydney for 7 years, and…
Michael Morgan
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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John began his involvement in the costs assessing field in the early 1990’s. He began his employment with QICS around the same time. As a senior…
John Andersen
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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Tony was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1971 and subsequently the High Court of Australia. In 1985, Tony commenced his…
Tony Walsh
Senior Legal Costs Consultant
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Chenara is one of our notable legal costs consultants, joining the company in 2011. Enjoying the diversity legal costing offers, she is responsible for preparing costs…
Chenara Meade
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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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…
Lance Ensor
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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Lisa is the Legal Practitioner Director of National Costing Lawyers (one of our affiliate firms) and a Legal Costs Consultant at QICS. Commencing with QICS in…
Lisa Sawyer
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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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…
Sheri Eaton
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant
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Taryn is a legal costing specialist with more than 10 years of experience. Her practice covers the full range of legal costing issues, and she specialises…
Taryn Goss
Solicitor
Legal Costs Consultant

Our Management and Administration Team

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For over 10 years Justin, as General Manager, is the glue between QICS’s technical and administration teams and oversees the day-to-day running of the business. As a…
Justin Stoddard
General Manager
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Robert joined QICS as Finance Manager in 2019. He brought with him many years of accountancy experience from working with Gold Coast accountancy firms. He completed…
Robert Browne
Finance Manager
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Jacqui is the newest member of the QICS team focused on Business Development, Client Services, and Marketing. She is passionate about business, learning and achieving. The…
Jacqui Roberts
Manager Business Development
Client Services
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Since joining QICS, Chantel has learnt every facet of the business and has an exceptional understanding of legal costing administration. Her role is to review all…
Chantel Wright
Administration Manager
Costs Determinations
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Jessica Dolan
Executive Assistant to Managing Director
Administration Manager Costs Statements
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Kris’ career in the legal costing industry began in 1989 with Law Costs Pty Ltd where she worked alongside Gary and Alan’s mother Joy Stevens, and…
Kristine Adrian
Administration Manager
Toowoomba
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Having worked for QICS since 2008, Amanda is highly regarded as a valuable contributor to the team as a senior administrative assistant. Her primary focus is…
Amanda Browne
Senior Administrative Assistant
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Therese joined QICS in 2014 and is a crucial part of the team, drawing on her considerable business administration experience. Primarily, her focus is the preparation…
Therese Elliott
Administrative Assistant
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