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Welcome

The Legal Costs Committee is an independent statutory authority established under the Legal Profession Act 2008.

The Committee’s establishment assists in maintaining regular reviews of the scale of legal costs, provides transparency in the manner in which the costs are fixed and ensures consistency in application of the principles used across all scales.

Establishing a maximum rate for particular kinds of legal work provides guidance as to the level of costs which can be expected to apply where no written agreement as to costs is entered into.

The Committee reviews scales of legal costs and makes decisions (called Determinations) in areas of legal practice connected with:

  • Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts
  • Notaries Public
  • Cases involving the application of the Official Prosecutions (Accused’s Costs) Act
  • Non-litigious commercial and probate work.

Scales of legal costs can be useful to members of the general public and may assist in the taxation of legal costs by taxing officers.

Complaints about the charging of legal costs by lawyers cannot be dealt with by the Committee and should be directed to:

Law Complaints Officer Legal Profession Complaints Committee PO Box Z5293, Perth, 6831 Email: lpcc@lpbwa.com Telephone: (08) 9461 2299

Further information on the Committee and its operations are available in About us.

 



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