Law Society NT Logo
Law Society NT Logo
  • Home
  • Community
  • Legal costs information

Legal costs information

 

The Society has prepared documentation to assist users of legal services in understanding their rights in regards to the cost of their legal services provided.

Legal costs - your right to know - explains the process of disputing lawyers' costs and includes information on topics such as:

  • your right to:
    • negotiate,
    • enter into a costs agreement,
    • receive a bill of costs,
    • be notified of changes,
    • request written progress reports; and
  • what to do if you are unhappy with your legal costs.

Your right to challenge legal costs - includes information on topics such as:

  • Talking to your lawyer
  • Lump sum and itemised bills
  • Costs mediation
  • Costs assessment
  • Setting aside a costs agreement
  • Other avenues for challenging legal costs.

Application for costs assessment - includes information on:

  • Background to costs assessment
  • The fee
  • The application
  • An application form
Last modified: 08/03/2021 9:59 AM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

Contact

Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

Connect