About Blue Ribbon Legal
For many lawyers and clients, the area of legal costs and costs disputes can seem complex or even incomprehensible – costs assessment and taxation processes have been likened to black magic.
At Blue Ribbon Legal, we de-mystify legal costs. With our focus on costs issues, we bring clarity and transparency to the processes involved, helping our clients gain a better understanding.
Blue Ribbon Legal Costing was established in October 2013 by director and principal solicitor Sharon Drew, with over 25 years’ experience in legal practice and 20 years specialising in legal costing.
Blue Ribbon Lawyers commenced in November 2013, enabling us to offer a greater range of services – from advice on costs agreement and disclosure obligations, traditional costs consultancy services, through to recovery and enforcement proceedings.
Our goal is to provide:-
* outstanding service to our clients and value for money
* a flexible and healthy work environment for our staff
* assistance to those in need by supporting charities and our pro bono work
Sharon Drew is a practising solicitor and has been a specialist costs consultant since 1999. A former accredited specialist in personal injury law and District Court arbitrator, she was a member of the Law Society’s 2013 costs committee and has provided expert advice to the Law Society and stakeholders in relation to changes to costs in respect of workers’ compensation and motor accident claims. Sharon recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (Legal Practice and Innovation).
With a keen eye for detail, Sharon excels in all aspects of legal drafting including detailed bills, objections and general advice.
Sharon is also an engaging public speaker, and presents many in-house seminars and conferences, including the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) State Conference and National Conferences. Sharon has been a regular contributor to the ALA's Precedent journal.
Since childhood, Sharon has been a keen motor-racing fan, including speedway, Formula 1 and touring cars. In 2020, Blue Ribbon Legal is proud to sponsor Dunlop Super2 Series driver Tyler Everingham in his second campaign in the category, racing for Anderson Motorsport. We wish Tyler and his team every success in 2020, and look forward to supporting him for many years to come.