Queensland Law Society

Tabtill No 2 Pty Ltd & Ors v DLA Phillips Fox (a firm) & Anor [2012] QSC 115

Tabtill No 2 Pty Ltd & Ors v DLA Phillips Fox (a firm) & Anor [2012] QSC 115

Costs – costs assessment – where legal services were provided by the respondents to the applicants between December 2007 and September 2011 – where 115 tax invoices were issued for those legal services – where applicant seeks assessment of costs pursuant to s 335 LPA – where many invoices were issued more than 12 months prior to the application being filed on 2 March 2012 – where respondent accepts that the applicant is entitled to assessment in relation to invoices issued within 12 months prior to 2 March 2012 – where respondent contends that the applicant is time-barred in relation to earlier invoices by virtue of s 335(5) LPA – whether invoices constitute interim or final bills – whether applicant is entitled to an assessment of costs on all invoices issued by the respondent.

Costs – itemised bills – where applicant seeks a direction pursuant to r 743C UCPR that the respondent deliver itemised bills – whether information provided by the respondents to the applicants is inadequate – whether the respondent should be directed to deliver itemised bills.

LPA ss 300, 330, 332, 333, 334,335, 341.

(See also the article about this case in Proctor July 2012).