Personal costs orders: procedure and pitfalls

Thursday, 11 November 2021

The spectre of personal costs orders against legal practitioners strikes fear in the heart of all but the very brave or foolhardy.

In this seminar, we consider the statutory and inherent powers to make a personal costs order against a lawyer in New South Wales, their formal requirements and relevant evidentiary, procedural and practical considerations.

We also review developments in practice that present particular risks for practitioners and survey recent decisions to identify conduct that is (or is not) attracting a personal costs order.

Presented by:

  • Katherine Oldfield, Elizabeth Street Chambers
  • Matt Karam, New Chambers

Chaired by:

  • Mark Walsh SC, 7 Wentworth Selborne

This seminar has been organised by the New South Wales Bar Association’s Costs and Fees Committee.


CPD Points 1.5
Date & Times Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 5:15pm - 6:45pm
CPD Strand Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence
Committee costs_and_fees_committee

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