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Accounting for costs

Jackson, Sheryl & Quick, Roger (2012) Accounting for costs. Proctor, 32(4), pp. 38-39.

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Abstract

In Golder Associates Pty Ltd v Challen [2012] QDC 11 Samios DCJ recognised a solicitor’s lien over the file for unpaid fees and confirmed that a lien should not be lightly set aside. The decision, which is under appeal, adds to the range of authorities which are now grappling with some of the provisions of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) (the LPA) relating to costs billing and assessment. These would appear to have been drafted without a great deal of intellectual rigour (cf. Turner v Mitchells Solicitors [2011] QDC 61 at [26]).

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ID Code: 51594
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Legal Profession Act 2007, assessment of costs, interim bills, final bills, itemisation of costs, solicitor's lien for unpaid costs
ISSN: 1321-8794
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Litigation Adjudication and Dispute Resolution (180123)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Sheryl Jackson & Roger Quick
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2012 09:26
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 04:19

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