Blackstone Legal Costing

  • Barristers Beware! Who is liable for your fee?

    23rd May 2019

    Decisions of the Supreme Court of Victoria in the past few months highlight the need for barristers to be aware of the small steps that can enable the litigating client, as opposed to their instructing solicitor, to be liable for their fees.

  • How are costs calculated in your state?

    23rd Nov 2017

    Dipal Prasad and Romaine Abraham evaluate the pros and cons of the ways costs are calculated in various states.

  • Withdrawing and substituting issued bills of costs: can it be done?

    16th Mar 2017

    This article focuses on the rights of solicitors. In particular, whether or not solicitors have the right to withdraw an invoice issued to their client and substitute it with an itemised bill of costs claiming higher fees than the original invoice.