Recovering Legal Costs
A question that we are often asked is “Can I recover my legal fees?”
In Family Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Law and Care and Protection Law matters, recovering legal costs is not a straight forward matter. Parties should approach the litigation on the
understanding that they will almost certainly have to bear the cost of all of their own legal
fees and disbursements.
Costs Applications are possible and usually only follow a final hearing. At Equilaw we
have had success in obtaining costs orders for our clients in Family Law, Criminal and Care and Protection matters.
We endeavour to resolve your matter as commercially efficiently as possible and
look to more cost-effective techniques such as direct negotiation and mediation as a cost
effective alternative to a costly and time-consuming litigation with uncertain costs outcomes.
The best strategy for keeping your legal fees manageable is to retain an open mind on
settlement without resort to a final hearing. However, should that not be possible in your matter
we will do everything possible to minimise the expense and recoup your costs.
If you would like more information or advice please give our team a call on 02 6542 5566.