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Scale of Costs

The current consolidation of the High Court Rules contain the current scale.

Rule of Court amending the scale of costs:

Legal Practitioners' Scale of Costs

The High Court, Federal Court, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court have established a Joint Costs Advisory Committee (JCAC) to inquire into, and to make recommendations on, any variations in the quantum of costs (including expenses and fees for witnesses) allowable to legal practitioners which should be contained in the scales of costs in the:

High Court Rules
Federal Court Rules
Family Law Rules
Federal Circuit Court Rules

These scales are used to determine the amount payable where one party must pay the legal costs of another party to a proceeding.

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