Costs

Negotating legal costs and cost agreements is an important part of legal practice, and one which can be hard for many both new and established practitioners to navigate. If you're looking for information on managing your legal costs and on how to create a costs agreement, including a conditional costs agreement, our CPD courses may help to clear up any questions. For example, can a lawyer charge for drafting a costs agreement? Or, are costs agreements in the legal profession covered by an Act? Earn your CPD points and brush up on your Costs knowledge with Leo Cussen's CPD courses.

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    On 1 July 2021, the definition of “consumer” under the Australian Consumer Law will change, as the monetary threshold for a buyer of goods and services increases from $40,000 to $100,000.

    $130.00
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    The payment of fees starts with a cost estimate, cost agreement through to Disclosure Information and negotiating client concerns or complaints. There are red flags that should warn a practitioner at an early stage about client intentions and ability to pay. Isolation, remote client engagement and interaction during Covid-19 may make some potential client problems more difficult to detect. Missing these warnings signs or failing to communicate effectively can leave you exposed to a client dispute over fees and at worst, a formal complaint and disciplinary hearing.

    $130.00
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    Are you finding it difficult to communicate effectively with clients? Is the added stress of social isolation making a difficult client even more challenging? Do you need some strategies to communicate and deal with tricky situations? 

    $130.00
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    With the recent revelations and public scandals, the public could be forgiven for thinking that legal practitioners often fall short of their professional duties and ethical obligations.

    $130.00
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    With reference to recent cases and common errors this seminar will highlight the reasons why you need to update your standard costs agreement and costs disclosure documents in 2020. 

    $130.00