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Costs Assessor insights – Nominal Defendants

Rose Legal Costing has successfully acted on behalf of a law firm in a solicitor/client assessment involving a Nominal Defendant. Costs disclosure was not provided to the client meaning costs had to be assessed on a 'quantum meruit' basis. In addition, submissions were made on behalf of the client that ...

Summary: E Group Security Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 1296

Calderbank offers and the indemnity costs order Last week's case of E Group Security Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 1296 shows how difficult it can be in securing indemnity costs even where a party has beaten their own Calderbank offer. Key takeaways: When ...

COMMENCING A COST ASSESSMENT: DO NOT RUN OUT OF TIME!

Section 198 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (LPUL) stipulates that if a solicitor or client wishes to commence a cost assessment, they must do so within 12 months of the ‘final’ invoice. (Note- this time frame only applies to solicitor/client assessments, not party/party assessments). S 198(4) LPUL enables a ...

Successful Review Application- Compliance with Costs Disclosure under the Uniform Law

Rose Legal Costing (RLC) has successfully set aside the determination of a costs assessor, through the Review Application process, due to a law firm’s failure to comply with their disclosure requirements. RLC received instructions from a lay client who had previously instructed the Review Respondent law firm to act on ...
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