Queensland Law Society

QCoal Pty Ltd v Cliffs Australia Coal [2010] QSC 479

QCoal Pty Ltd v Cliffs Australia Coal [2010] QSC 479.

Solicitor and client costs – creation and duration of retainer – where order made that the applicants pay the respondents costs in a previous proceeding – where costs agreement made during the hearing of that proceeding and sought to be applied retrospectively – where applicants now seek declarations that the respondents’ costs agreement is not enforceable or voidable – where otherwise the applicants seek the costs statement to be struck out and declarations that the costs be assessed on the Court’s scale.

(See also the review of this case in Proctor April 2011).