Beware the Ides of March – the dark arts of costs

Thursday 15th March, 2018 9:00 am – Thursday 15th March, 2018 1:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

A Hands-on Masterclass of the Law of Costs and Billing

Effective costs and billing practice is a fundamental component in legal practice and essential skill for any lawyer. The Law Society’s Costs Committee presents this seminar with experienced costs specialists along with the Legal Profession Complaints Committee focusing on:

• The core areas of the law of costs including retainers, costs agreements, trust accounts, disclosure, billing and taxation/assessment of costs
• Costs agreement clauses that work and don’t work, and things to watch out for
• New, better ways to draw bills
• Billing alternatives including fixed fees and value based billing
• Gaining an understanding of ethical billing – what can and cannot be billed
• What the Legal Profession Complaints Committee is looking out for and analysis of recent disciplinary cases
• Survey of case law

Level: Intermediate

Competency
  • 2 points Competency 1 Practice Management
  • 1 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
  • 1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility

 

Speakers

Matt Curwood (Chair)
Barrister
Francis Burt Chambers

Brendan Ashdown
Barrister
John Toohey Chambers

Stewart Forbes
Barrister & Solicitor

Philippa Rezos
Law Complaints Officer
Legal, Profession Complaints Committee

Fraser Robertson
Barrister
John Toohey Chambers

Price
Member
$445
Non-Member
$520
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member)
$240
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member)
$305
CPD Active
$0
Member: individuals less than 5 years practising, article clerks/practical legal training (PLT) and students
$295