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Solicitor Client Costs

  • Only Tasmania and Victoria make specific provision for the award of costs against a litigant on a solicitor and client basis



In NSW indemnity costs are used.


    • Where costs are taxed on a solicitor-client basis, the party in whose favour the order is made is able to recover all costs reasonably incurred and of a reasonable amount.
    • The party recovering its costs must satisfy the Court that the costs claimed are reasonable in the circumstances.

See also

1) [2005] VSCA 298

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