Law of Costs, 4th edition (eBook)

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Law of Costs provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian law of costs in both the lawyer-client and the party-party context. It addresses all Australian jurisdictions (State and Federal), as well as costs in criminal matters, through the relevant statutes, court rules and case law.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409348453

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Law of Costs, 4th Edition brings together in one place the legislation, court rules and case law pertaining to the practice of the law of costs in Australia in both the lawyer-client and the party-party context. Accessible and comprehensive, Law of Costs addresses all Australian jurisdictions (state and Federal) and makes reference to the corresponding laws in the UK, Canda and New Zealand.

Written by esteemed author Professor Gino Dal Pont, Law of Costs examines the law that has developed surrounding how a solicitor or barrister should quantify and handle their own costs. It is a fundamental reference text which includes coverage of appropriate client fees, security for costs, solicitors’ liens, litigation funders and cost agreements.

Features

  • Highly esteemed author
  • Essential reference for all practitioners
  • Multi-jurisdictional

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Table of contents

1. Prologue


Part I – Costs Between Lawyer and Own Client


2. Retainer and Costs Disclosure


3. Costs Agreements


4. Restrictions of the Recovery of Lawyer-Client Costs


5. Assessment of Lawyer and Own Client Bills


Part II – Costs Between Party and Party


6. Jurisdiction and Discretion to Order Costs


7. The Costs Indemnity Rule


8. Ouster of General Rule that Costs Follow the Event


9. Public Interest and Test Case Litigation


10. Costs out of a Fund


11. Costs of Multiple Parties


12. Cost Sanctions for Proceedings in Wrong Court


13. Costs Consequences of Rejected Settlement Offers


14. Timing of Costs Order


Part III – Quantification of Party and Party Costs


15. Nature of Party-Party Costs Quantification


16. Bases of Costs Quantification


17. Allowances on Costs Quantifications Between Party and Party


18. Procedure Relating to Costs Quantification


19. Interest on Party and Party Costs


Part IV – Costs in Appeals


20. Appeals


21. Suitors’ and Appeal Costs Funds Legislation


Part V – Non-Party Costs Orders


22. Costs Orders and Non-Parties


23. Costs Orders Against Lawyers


Part VI – Costs in Criminal Cases


24. Costs in Criminal Cases


25. Costs in Criminal Cases Legislation


Part VII – Securing Costs Entitlements


26. The Retaining Lien


27. The Particular Lien


28. Nature of Security for Costs Order


29. Discretion to Order Security for Costs