People

Romaine Abraham

Principal Costs Lawyer


Romaine completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma in Criminology at Monash University in 2011. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Leo Cussen Institute in 2013 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in early 2014.

Romaine’s pre-admission experience working as a paralegal in a suburban family and criminal law firm and an American personal injury firm was seminal.

Romaine has practiced as a Costs Lawyer in Victoria and New South Wales and is skilled across both jurisdictions. Through the opportunity to work in two discrete jurisdictions, Romaine has gained experience in a broad range of costs matters. She has a genuine interest in the complexities of commercial costs disputes and is determined to achieve the best result for her clients.

Trish Coleman

Senior Lawyer


Trish has been a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1978. She holds a current Principal Practicing Certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.

Trish has been a Costs Lawyer since 1987 and has worked with LIV Costs Lawyers since 1992.

Trish has costed thousands of files pursuant to scales of costs in the Victorian, Tasmanian, South Australian and federal jurisdictions, and has a wealth of experience including in the application of esoteric scales of costs. She has appeared as an advocate at taxations in all jurisdictions.

Brigitte Tyrrell

Administrative Assistant


Brigitte is the centre of the LIV Costs Lawyers Team. She coordinates the large volume of files flowing through the office and is the first point of call for inquiries.