- Legal Dictionary
A solicitor's account of charges and expenses incurred while carrying out a client's business.
A formal Court process where the reasonableness of costs charged by a lawyer is assessed, and a determination is made as to the costs that should have been charged by the lawyer.
A formal agreement between a law practice and its client covering the scope of work, information as to how costs are to be calculated and an estimate of total legal costs . Under the Uniform Law a written costs disclosure i required to be provided if total costs are likely to be more than $750.
Responsible for the regulation of the legal profession.
The Costs Court is a division of the Supreme Court of Victoria that deals with disputes in relation to legal costs.
Where parties in dispute attend court to obtain timetabling orders.
Mediation is where both parties meet with a neutral person who assists in negotiation of costs.
Best described as the trial before the trial – this proceeding takes place before the trial.
A barrister or other legal adviser conducting a case.
The document used by us to object to a solicitor’s bill of costs.
The fees payable to lawyers for conducting their professional services for their clients.
Costs your lawyer has incurred on your behalf (eg – printing, translator, etc.)