Bill of Costs (Costs Statements)

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Referring to the matter of Parramatta River Lodge Pty Ltd v Sunman (1991) 5 BPR 1203, at 12046, Young J stated: “The whole tone of most of the cases has been that a solicitor is an officer of the Court and, no matter how inconvenient it might be, the Court expects that in accordance with the highest standard of the profession the solicitor will give a fully detailed list of charges to the person liable to pay the bill and if asked will submit the bill for moderation by an officer of the court. That is the price of being a member of his honourable profession: that is the price of being admitted by the Court to practice law in this state.”
EXPERTISE

BILLS OF COSTS IN TAXABLE FORM

(Also known as Costs Statements)

Our Bill of Costs clearly breakdown your costs in a way that would make it possible for them to be assessed in line with relevant state legislation on any of the following bases:

  1. Solicitor and own-client
  2. Standard (Party and Party)
  3. Indemnity

Click the button below to get access to the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process

Fillout the form below to download the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

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Click the button below to get access to the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process

Fillout the form below to download the Dispute Resolution and Costs Recovery Process under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (NSW) on a Solicitor and Own Client basis.

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WHY CHOOSE NATIONAL COSTING SERVICES TO PREPARE YOUR BILL OF COSTS?

To be able to recover your costs as they are listed in the Bill of Costs, each item must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Properly and necessarily incurred for the purpose of attaining justice or defending a party’s rights
  2. Proportional to the claim

A Bill of Costs is used in cases where there is a potential dispute or the client has requested an itemised bill, therefore it must be beyond reproach. It should be an itemised account of all costs incurred arranged in chronological order and presented with a detailed description of each item. The goal is to give all parties a clear understanding of the costs incurred and the manner in which they were incurred. Because of the level of detail required, a Bill of Costs can be a lengthy document.

This is where the team at National Costing Services comes in. We have the necessary manpower and resources to help you prepare the Bill of Costs to comply with your time-frame.

Our Bills of Costs are accurate and detailed, giving all parties involved a reliable basis for their position, and preparation of a sensible response. We ensure that all costs are considered and constructed to minimise the risk of further action by achieving negotiated settlement.

We draft all Bills of Costs with the potential need to defend them in court in mind, ensuring they comply with applicable laws while providing balance and integrity to all parties at every stage.

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