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Law of Costs e3

Law of Costs e3

By G E Dal Pont

Law of Costs, written by Gino Dal Pont, aims to provide 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. 

Duties Litigation Securities Taxation 

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    Law of Costs, written by Gino Dal Pont, aims to provide 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.  Law of Costs brings together in one place, the legislation, court rules and case law pertaining to the practice of the law of costs in Australia. Accessible and comprehensive, this work avoids repetition, but at the same time contains detailed referencing.

    Not only does Law of Costs examine the law that has developed surrounding how a solicitor or barrister should quantify and handle their own costs, but it is also a fundamental reference text with detailed analysis of the law of costs in Australia. All major cases, relevant statutes and statutory rules are dealt with, including the Supreme Court Rules. Reference is also made to the applicable law of the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

    The main subjects covered within Law of Costs are all aspects of fees as between solicitor and client (justifying a copy of the text in every fee charging law practice in the land) and costs as between parties to litigation. Law of Costs also covers security for costs, solicitors' liens, costs orders against non-parties such as parties' solicitors, litigation funders and insurers, and about setting aside costs agreements.

    Features:

    • Comprehensive and multi-jurisdictional.
    • Current, making reference to the most recently amended rules and the most recent cases (including reported and unreported case law).
    • Authoritative (as evidenced by many citations of the earlier editions by judges in the case law).
    • Adopts a logical structure and style that makes it easy to locate the relevant material.
  • About the author

    G E Dal Pont is Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania. He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (LLD) and the University of Michigan (LLM), and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, as well as a Certified Practising Accountant. He has written widely in the areas of the legal profession and equity and trusts, in particular, including four books in the LexisNexis "black and silver" series. Professor Dal Pont is also General Editor is Halsbury's Laws of Australia, author of the New South Wales Solicitors Manual, and a regular columnist on legal ethics issues. His teaching involves professional responsibility, trusts and tax.

  • Product details

    ISBN: 9780409334784

    Published: 2013

    Format: Hardcover

  • Table of contents

    Part I – Costs Between Solicitor and Own Client

    Retainer

    Costs Agreement

    Restrictions on the recovery of solicitor-client costs

    Nature and process of solicitor and own client taxation

    Allowances on solicitor and own client taxation

    Part II – Costs Between Party and Party

    Jurisdiction and discretion to order costs

    The costs indemnity rule

    Ouster of general rule that costs follow the event

    Public interest and test case litigation

    Costs out of a fund

    Costs of multiple parties

    Costs sanctions for proceedings in wrong court

    Costs consequences of rejected settlement offers

    Timing of costs order

    Part III – Quantification of Party and Party Costs

    Nature of party-party costs quantification

    Bases of taxation

    Allowances on party and party taxation

    Procedure relating to taxation

    Interest on party and party costs

    Part IV – Costs in Appeals

    Appeals

    Suitors' and appeal costs funds legislation

    Part V – Non - party Costs Orders

    Costs orders against non-parties

    Costs orders against lawyers

    Part VI – Costs in Criminal Cases

    Costs in criminal cases

    Costs in criminal cases legislation

    Part VII – Securing Costs Entitlements

    The retaining lien

    The particular lien

    Nature of security for costs order

    Discretion to order security for costs

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