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Independent Children's Lawyer scale of fees (costs recovery)

SOLICITOR COSTS 
(a) Basic composite amount (to cover anticipated costs and disbursements from date of appointment to eve of hearing) $3,300.00
(b) Fee for instructing Counsel per day $750.00
(c) Fee for appearance as Solicitor/Advocate per day $1,125.00
(d) Fee for preparation and appearance on interim hearing $1,650.00
(e) Where court application is required for appointment of a Single Expert $300.00
(f) Other matters - fee calculated with reference to timing of orders, necessary work to be undertaken to cover all attendances, preparation, etc calculated at the rate of $150 per hour $150.00
(g) The allowance for instructing or appearance on hearing is calculable with reference to 6 hours per day at $150 per hour. Where proceedings conclude early the daily amount is to be reduced on a pro-rata basis. Where the duration of hearing exceeds the per day figure the costs are to increased at the rate of $140 (the rate applicable to solicitor/advocates is $225 per hour) $150.00

COUNSEL FEES 
Final Hearings 
(i) First day all inclusive fee includes preparation, conferences and hearing $1,200.00
(ii) Subsequent day all fee inclusive $965.00
Appeals before the family court
(iii) First day all inclusive fee includes preparation, conferences and hearing $2160.00
Miscellaneous
(iv) Chamber work $150.00 per hour
(v) Other appearance work (where prior written approval has been obtained) $150.00 per hour

(Where costs are not paid pursuant to this scale, costs will be sought on taxation according to the provisions of the Family Law Rules.)

NOTE: Please add GST 10% to above fees.