We can provide legal advice on all aspects of legal costing law and practice.
Bills of Costs/Costs Statements
We prepare both party/party Costs Statements and solicitor/client Bills of Costs in all Queensland jurisdictions on the one fee basis being at the current Queensland Supreme Court drawing and producing rate plus 25%.
These rates are increased from time to time and the size of the Costs Statement or Bill of Costs therefore determines our fee.
Notices of Objection
Our fee for preparation of a Notice of Objection will depend on what you require and how quickly you need it.
Under the UCPR, objections to a Costs Statement must be provided within 21 days of service of the Costs Statement upon your client.
Responses and Submissions
Although formal Responses to a Notice of Objection are not specifically contemplated in the UCPR, it may be necessary to make further submissions in response to the objections in some matters.
Again our fee for preparation of Responses and Submissions will depend on what you require and the urgency.
Contact one of our costs lawyers today to see how we can help you.
Short Form Costs Assessments
We prepare both party/party and solicitor/client short-form assessments and charge our fee as a fixed percentage of profit costs for all matters. Where we are requested to conduct dual party/party and solicitor/client assessments, we may reduce our fee for the solicitor/client component.
Our standard fee for preparation of a short form assessment is 6% plus GST of the profit costs as drawn (exclusive of GST).
Court Appointed Costs Assessment
Kerrie Rosati, Leanne Francis and Bianca Haar are our Court Appointed Costs Assessors in Queensland and are available to assess costs in all types of disputes. Kerrie, Leanne and Bianca’s current rates are as published on the Queensland Court website in the Register of Approved Costs Assessors.