Who we are

Australian Legal Costing Group – ALCG

Founded in 1991 by Cate Dealehr in a small East Malvern office, ALCG has since built a lasting reputation for delivering results in legal costing matters.

Based in Melbourne, Cate and her dedicated team at ALCG offer a range of independent legal costing solutions. If you need recognised and respected costs lawyers, ALCG is the right choice. We look forward to delivering exceptional results for you and your business.

  • 1990

    Cate Dealehr forms Compucost in a small office in East Malvern

  • 2004

    Cate is at the forefront in the field of costs disputes under the Legal Profession Act

  • 2010

    Cate becomes one of Victoria’s first accredited specialists in costs law

  • 2013

    Compucost becomes ALCG The Australian Legal Costing Group

  • 2013

    Annabel joins the small ALCG team

  • 2013

    ALCG provides expert report in the Thalidomide class action

  • 2014

    Cate is elected as a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board

  • 2014

    Cate is awarded the LIV “Access to Justice/Pro Bono Award”

  • 2014

    ALCG develops a Court-approved methodology for analysis of substantial legal fees

  • 2015

    Cate is at the forefront in the field of costs disclosure under the Legal Profession Uniform Law

  • 2016

    Cate is recognised by the LIV for her outstanding contribution to the profession

  • 2017

    Lauren joins the growing ALCG team as a junior costs lawyer

  • 2019

    Annabel becomes an accredited specialist in costs law