Legal costs: grappling with complexities in the Legal Profession Uniform Law

The Legal Profession Uniform Law introduced the concept of a ‘commercial or government client’ and time limits for applying for costs assessment. By MICHELLE CASTLE,…

The latest from the Federal Court: April 2018

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

Preliminary discovery applications: don’t forget about the costs

NSW courts are prepared to make orders varying or delaying costs for preliminary discovery depending on the institution and outcome of subsequent proceedings. By NICHOLAS…

Australia secures costs in plain packaging arbitration

Australia recovered a portion of its legal and other costs incurred as respondent in arbitral proceedings commenced by Phillip Morris in 2011. By STEPHEN TULLY.

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: September 2017

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Family law: May 2017

Reporting and analysis of recent family law decisions. By ROBERT GLADE-WRIGHT.

Costs: motor accident compensation claims

The Motor Accidents Compensation Amendment (Claims) Regulation 2016 came into operation on 1 November 2016, bringing significant changes to costs in the area. By JOHN…

Family law: February 2017

Reporting and analysis of recent family law decisions. By ROBERT GLADE-WRIGHT.

Navigating the forest of offers and costs: key principles

Successful offers do not always result in indemnity costs. By PETER KOZERA.

Costs in Fair Work proceedings and the value of settlement offers

Costs are only available in proceedings under the Fair Work Act 2009 in limited circumstances. By PAUL MOORHOUSE.