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Guidelines

5. Contributions

5.3. Refunding an initial contribution

5.3. Refunding an initial contribution

Initial contributions will only be refunded if the calculated initial contribution amount is more than the total costs and expense of providing the legal service.

Case sample

Robert had an initial contribution of $1900 imposed for his District Court matter. He paid the initial contribution amount. When the matter was finalised the total costs and expense of providing the legal service in the matter was $1750. Robert will be refunded $150.


Note: Costs include professional fees (including those of an inhouse lawyer)  and disbursements

Note: the minimum contribution amount will never be reimbursed to a client.

Date Last Published: 01/07/2019
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