Federal Court issues guide to counsel fees for 2010


Federal Court has updated the National Guide to Counsel Fees, which takes effect from 4 January 2010. The principal object, as provided by the guide's preamble, is to assist taxing officers of the court when making an estimate pursuant to Order 62 rule 46 of the Federal Court Rules or upon taxation of a party and party bill of costs. The amounts listed in the National Guide to Counsel Fees are not, however, to be regarded as limiting the taxing officers’ discretion to allow higher or lower fees if it is considered appropriate. For further information, contact Philip Kellow on ph: (02) 9230 8336 or by email to Philip.Kellow@fedcourt.gov.au.

**8 December 2009 **

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