- Benard & Eames and Anor  FamCAFC 47
- Chan & Chih  FamCAFC 31
- Findlay & Reis  FCCA 425
- Metzer  FCCA 119
Indemnity costs against solicitor – client’s application had no chance of success
In Benard & Eames and Anor  FamCAFC 47 (5 March 2020) the Full Court (Alstergren CJ, Strickland & Kent JJ) dismissed with costs of $18,000 an appeal by a solicitor ordered to pay indemnity costs. The solicitor acted for the father in an application for a credit of third party payments made for the parties’ children under s 123 of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and an order under s 66M of the Family Law Act 1975 that he has a lawful duty to maintain his step-children (the children of his new partner).