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Costs Assessment and Review in New South Wales

by Dipal Prasad

In New South Wales, party/party and solicitor/client costs are assessed 'on the papers' by Costs Assessors. Costs Assessors are appointed by the Chief Justice under s 93C of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (NSW).

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Legal costs and the lpul Disclosing estimates and calculating costs when a costs agreement is void

by Dipal Prasad

Section 178(1)(a) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (LPUL), which governs solicitors in NSW and Victoria, stipulates that any concerned costs agreement will be void if a law practice contravenes the disclosure obligations of Part 4.3 of the LPUL. Similar sentiments are echoed in the laws governing solicitors in other jurisdictions.

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