The primary Act regulating legal costs between a solicitor and client is the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) but there are other applicable legislation such as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), the Family Law Act (Cth), the Legal Profession Regulation 2017 (Qld) and other interstate laws governing the legal profession. 

QLS Costs Guide

The QLS Costs Guide is a practical, voluntary guide for use by members in complying with the requirements of the Queensland costs regime in Part 3.4 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) (LPA 07). 

The Costs Guide provides a defensible, dependable and ethically sound guide on costs and includes detailed commentary on the applicable laws. Please call the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre with any costs enquiries 07 3842 5843 or You must be a Queensland Law Society Member and logged in on this website to access the Costs Guide below and all other related resources.