Legal Costs in the Federal Court: taxation, lump sum costs and independent referees

Rule 21.10 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 (Cth) sets out the basic position as to how costs are to be dealt with: “Unless the Court otherwise orders, a party entitled to costs in a proceeding (other than a proceeding to which the Bankruptcy Act applies) is entitled to: costs in accordance with Parts 1 …

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