Costs Law has many aspects and complexities, and the issues involved are often clarified by analysis of the judgements in specific cases. There are common arguments which paying parties raise in detailed assessment proceedings, many of which have the potential to reduce costs. Our aim is to minimise your exposure to these issues, protect your position at assessment and achieve maximum costs recovery.

In each of the topics listed below, we set out a brief summary of relevant costs law and provide our own summary of the key issues of the cases themselves.


Please note:The judgments discussed in these pages are not as reported, but merely a summary of our interpretation of those judgments. We accept no liability for any misconstrued understanding of such summaries, nor any loss or damage sustained as a result of any reliance upon such summaries.

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