Bill of Costs (Costs Statements)

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Referring to the matter of Parramatta River Lodge Pty Ltd v Sunman (1991) 5 BPR 1203, at 12046, Young J stated: “The whole tone of most of the cases has been that a solicitor is an officer of the Court and, no matter how inconvenient it might be, the Court expects that in accordance with the highest standard of the profession the solicitor will give a fully detailed list of charges to the person liable to pay the bill and if asked will submit the bill for moderation by an officer of the court. That is the price of being a member of his honourable profession: that is the price of being admitted by the Court to practice law in this state.”

EXPERTISE

BILLS OF COSTS IN TAXABLE FORM

(Also known as Costs Statements)

National Costing Lawyers can prepare a Bill of Costs giving a clear itemised account of your costs allowing for them to be assessed in line with relevant state legislation on either of the following bases:

  1. Solicitor and Own-Client;
  2. Standard (Party and Party); or
  3. Indemnity.

Click the button below to get access to the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process

Fillout the form below to download the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

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Click the button below to get access to the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process

Fillout the form below to download the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (NSW) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

Name(Required)

WHY CHOOSE NATIONAL COSTING LAWYERS TO PREPARE YOUR BILL OF COSTS

For a party to recover costs as detailed in the Bill of Costs, each item must adhere to the following conditions:

  1. Be properly and necessarily incurred for the purpose of attaining justice or defending a party’s rights; and
  2. Be proportional to the claim.

When there is a potential dispute and the client has exercised their right to request an itemised bill, a Bill of Costs is prepared.

Therefore, the Bill of Costs must be beyond reproach. In chronological order including a detailed description, it is an itemised account of all work conducted on the file. The intention is to give all parties a clear and accurate account of all costs including why and how they were incurred. Depending on the volume of work conducted, a Bill of Costs can be a lengthy document.

Our experienced team of Costs Lawyers are on hand with the necessary resources to help you prepare the Bill of Costs within the time frame required (as per legislative requirements generally need to be prepared within 28 days).

Adhering to the law and industry compliance our Bills of Costs give all parties involved a detailed and accurate base. They are constructed to minimise the risk of further action by way of negotiated settlement. The bills are drafted keeping in mind the potential need to defend them in court.

Click the button below to get access to the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

Click the button below to get access to the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

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