Who bears the costs in estate litigation?

A look at recent and common types of costs orders in wills and estates matters.

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The costs of law: a look back at the stand-out cases of 2019

2019 in review: a closer look at the most noteworthy cases in costs.

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Have a costs query? The Law Society’s Professional Support Unit is here to help

The Law Society Professional Support Unit answers some common costs queries in this practical Q&A. By MADELEINE PORTER

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Chorley abolished! High Court has final say

Self-represented legal practitioners can no longer recover costs for time spent on litigation. MICHELLE CASTLE and ANDREW BAILEY explain.

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Amended security of payment regime set to bring more clarity to building and construction disputes

In the coming months there will be important changes to the way the security of payment regime operates in NSW. By ANDREW BAILEY.

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Constitutional aspects of the NSW costs assessment system

MICHELLE CASTLE considers the question of whether a NSW costs assessor can determine matters between residents of different states and the Constitutional issues at play.

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Reflecting on a costly year: key themes and future predictions

In 2018 there were a number of important cases which illuminated issues in relation to legal costs. By MICHELLE CASTLE and ANDREW BAILEY.

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Limitation issues in solicitor/client costs

Practitioners need to take care in analysing the cause of action for recovery of fees. By MICHELLE CASTLE and ANDREW BAILEY.

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Taking security for legal costs: lessons from Malouf v Constantinou

The taking of security for costs should be approached carefully, if at all, with attention to the equitable, legal and statutory duties. By MICHELLE CASTLE…

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Getting in on the ‘fruits of the action’: the power of the equitable lien

Equitable liens are a practically useful device to secure the payment of solicitors’ fees. They are, in essence, a right to seek Court intervention. By…

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