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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - SCHEDULE 3

Itemised scale of costs

Note 1:    See rule 19.18 and clause 6.19 of Schedule 6.

Note 2:    This Schedule applies generally to work done on or after 1 January 2019 (see rule 27.01). Different amounts, set out in superseded versions of this Schedule, may continue to apply to work done before that date.

Part 1 -- Costs allowable for lawyer's work done and services performed

   

 

Costs--lawyer's work

Item

Matter for which charge may be made

Amount (including GST)

101

Drafting a document (other than a letter)

$21.43 per 100 words

102

Producing a document (other than a letter) in printed form

$7.31 per 100 words

103

Drafting and producing a letter (including a fax or an email)

$24.60 per 100 words

104

Reading a document

$10.02 per 100 words

105

Scanning a document (where reading is not necessary)

$3.93 per 100 words

106

For a document or letter mentioned in item 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 containing more than 3,000 words

The amount allowed by the Registrar

107

Photocopy or other reproduction of a document

83 cents per page

108

Time reasonably spent by a lawyer on work requiring the skill of a lawyer (except work to which any other item in this Part applies)

$251.50 per hour

109

Time reasonably spent by a lawyer, or by a clerk of a lawyer, on work (except work to which any other item in this Part applies)

$163.04 per hour

Note:       See rule 19.43 in relation to item 104.

Part 2 -- Costs allowable for counsel's work done and services performed

   

 

Costs--counsel's work

Item

Matter for which charge may be made

Amount (including GST)--senior counsel

Amount (including GST)--junior counsel

201

Chamber work (including preparing or settling any necessary document, opinion, advice or evidence, and any reading fee (if allowed))

$483.69-$829.21
per hour

$288.76-$411.85
per hour

202

Attendance at a conference (including a court-appointed conference), if necessary

$483.69-$829.21
per hour

$288.76-$411.85
per hour

203

Attendance of less than 3 hours (for example, a procedural hearing or a summary hearing)

$483.69-$3,454.91

$258.34-$1,210.58

204

A hearing or trial taking at least 3 hours but not more than 1 day

$898.27-$6,910.49

$856.50-$1,979.86

205

Other hearings or trials

$2,280.34-$6,910.49
per day

$2,041.23-$3,000.33
per day

206

Reserved judgment

$483.69-$829.21
per hour

$288.76-$411.85
per hour

Part 3 -- Basic composite amount for undefended divorce

   

 

Costs--undefended divorce

Item

Matter for which charge may be made

Amount (including GST)

301

If the lawyer employed another lawyer to attend at court for the applicant and there is a child of the marriage under 18

$1,062.27

302

If the lawyer employed another lawyer to attend at court for the applicant and there is no child of the marriage under 18

$790.33

303

If the lawyer did not employ another lawyer to attend at court for the applicant and there is a child of the marriage under 18

$997.30

304

If the lawyer did not employ another lawyer to attend at court for the applicant and there is no child of the marriage under 18

$746.25

305

If the lawyer did not attend at court for the hearing under section 98A of the Act

$642.08

Part 4 -- Basic composite amount for request for Enforcement Warrant or Third Party Debt Notice

   

 

Costs--Enforcement Warrant or Third Party Debt Notice

Item

Matter for which charge may be made

Amount (including GST)

401

An Enforcement Warrant under rule 20.16

$642.08

402

A Third Party Debt Notice under rule 20.32

$642.08

 



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