The registrar of the Federal Court has issuedï¿½anï¿½updated National Guide to Counsel Fees. The guide has effect from 1 January 2009. As explained in the preamble to the guide, its purpose 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 guide are not, however, to be regarded as limiting the taxing officersâ discretion to allow higher or lower fees if it is considered appropriate.
For further information,ï¿½contact Philip Kellowï¿½on (02) 9230 8336 or by email to Philip.Kellow@fedcourt.gov.au
10 December 2008