Legal services expenditure

 

Legal Services 2015-16

Legal Services Expenditure Report 2015-2016

Totals

Total (External + Internal) Expenditure

$1,258,290.56

Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure 

$888,244.75 

Total External Legal Services Expenditure

$370,045.81 

 

 

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure

Total value of briefs to Counsel

$77,402.74

Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel)

$111,127.34

Total value of professional fees paid 

$181,515.73

Total External Legal Services Expenditure 

$370,045.81

 

Counsel

Number of direct briefs to male Counsel

4

Number of direct briefs to female Counsel

1

Total number of direct briefs to counsel

5

Number of indirect briefs to male counsel

0

Number of indirect briefs to female counsel

0

Total number of indirect briefs to counsel

0

For information only: Total number of briefs to male counsel

4

For information only: Total number of briefs to female counsel

1

For information only: Total number of briefs to counsel

5

Total value of direct briefs to male counsel

$58,046.13

Total value of direct briefs to female counsel

$19,356.61

Total value of direct briefs to counsel

$77,402.74

Total value of indirect briefs to male counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to female counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to counsel

$0.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to male counsel

$58,046.13

For information only: Total value of briefs to female counsel

$19,356.61

For information only: Total value of briefs to counsel

$77,402.74

 

Professional Fees

Australian Government Solicitor

$120,949.96

Blue Ribbon Legal Costing

$227.27

Kennedys

$357.50

Mills Oakley Lawyers

$42,560.00

BCCC Avocats Attorney-Law

$17,421.00

Total value of professional fees paid

$181,515.73

 

 

Legal Services 2014-15

Legal Services Expenditure Report 2014-2015

Totals
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $4,096,455.24
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure  $938,963.49 
Total External Legal Services Expenditure

$3,157,491.75 

 

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure

Total value of briefs to Counsel $1,039,353.21
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $219,697.25
Total value of professional fees paid  $1,898,441.29
Total External Legal Services Expenditure  $3,157,491.75

 

Counsel
Number of direct briefs to male Counsel 6
Number of direct briefs to female Counsel 1
Total number of direct briefs to counsel 7
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel 7
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel 5
Total number of indirect briefs to counsel 12
For information only: Total number of briefs to male counsel 13
For information only: Total number of briefs to female counsel 6
For information only: Total number of briefs to counsel 19
Total value of direct briefs to male counsel $324,549.15
Total value of direct briefs to female counsel $12,002.12
Total value of direct briefs to counsel $336,551.27
Total value of indirect briefs to male counsel $532,246.95
Total value of indirect briefs to female counsel $170,554.99
Total value of indirect briefs to counsel $702,801.94
For information only: Total value of briefs to male counsel $856,796.10
For information only: Total value of briefs to female counsel $182,557.11
For information only: Total value of briefs to counsel $1,039,353.21

 

Professional Fees
Australian Government Solicitor $1,895,796.79
Kennedys $2,644.50
Total value of professional fees paid $1,898,441.29

 

 

Legal Services 2013-14

Legal Services Expenditure Report 2013-2014

Totals
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $1,815,306.34
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure  $780,000.00 
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $1,035,306.34 

 

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure
Total value of briefs to Counsel $579,681.30
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $5,071.61
Total value of professional fees paid  $450,553.43
Total External Legal Services Expenditure  $1,035,306.34

 

Counsel
Number of direct briefs to male Counsel 11
Number of direct briefs to female Counsel 2
Total number of direct briefs to counsel 13
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel 1
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel 0
Total number of indirect briefs to counsel 1
For information only: Total number of briefs to male counsel 12
For information only: Total number of briefs to female counsel 2
For information only: Total number of briefs to counsel 14
Total value of direct briefs to male counsel $537,642.43
Total value of direct briefs to female counsel $40,767.96
Total value of direct briefs to counsel $578,410.39
Total value of indirect briefs to male counsel $1,270.91
Total value of indirect briefs to female counsel $0.00
Total value of indirect briefs to counsel $1,270.91
For information only: Total value of briefs to male counsel $538,913.34
For information only: Total value of briefs to female counsel $40,767.96
For information only: Total value of briefs to counsel $579,681.30

 

Professional Fees

Australian Government Solicitor $385,707.70
Kennedys $8,573.33
Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers $56,272.40
Total value of professional fees paid $450,553.43

 

Legal Services 2012-13

 

Legal Services Expenditure Report 2012-2013

Totals
Amount
Note: All figures should be inclusive of GST
 

Total Costs Recovered*

*Do not subtract this figure from the legal services expenditure total

$0.00
Total External Legal Services Expenditure
$494,123.00
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure
$833,153.00
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure
$1,327,276.00

 

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure

 
Amount
 
 
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)
$364,559.00
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)
$9,466.00
Total value of professional fees paid (C)
$120,098.00
Total External Legal Services Expenditure (A + B + C)
$494,123.00
 
 
Counsel
 
Number of briefs to male counsel
5
Number of briefs to female counsel
2
Total number of briefs to counsel
7
Number of direct briefs to male counsel
5
Number of direct briefs to female counsel
1
Total number of direct briefs to counsel
6
Total value of briefs to male counsel (including direct briefs)**
$322,529.00
Total value of briefs to female counsel (including direct briefs)**
$42,030.00
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)***
$364,559.00
Disbursements
 
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)
$9,466.00
Profesional Fees
 
List each law firm and the amount paid in professional fees in the financial year
 
Hall and Wilcox
$6,600
Blake Dawson
$3,424
Australian Government Solicitor
$38,017.00
Kennedy's
$72,057.00
Total value of professional fees paid (C)
$364,559.00

**Includes the value of direct briefs.

***Includes all expenditure on Counsel.

 

 

 

Legal Services 2011-12

 

Summary of Legal Services Expenditure 2011-12

Totals
Amount
Note: All figures should be inclusive of GST
 

Total Costs Recovered*

*Do not subtract this figure from the legal services expenditure total

$0.00
Total External Legal Services Expenditure
$91,204.61
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure
$420,479.49
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure
$511,684.10

 

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure
 
Amount
 
 
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)
$42,213.18
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)
$3,212.56
Total value of professional fees paid (C)
$45,778.87
Total External Legal Services Expenditure (A + B + C)
$91,204.61
 
 
Counsel
 
Number of briefs to male counsel
4
Number of briefs to female counsel
2
Total number of briefs to counsel
6
Number of direct briefs to male counsel
4
Number of direct briefs to female counsel
2
Total number of direct briefs to counsel
6
Total value of briefs to male counsel (including direct briefs)**
$30,085.18
Total value of briefs to female counsel (including direct briefs)**
$12,128.00
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)***
$42,213.18
Disbursements
 
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)
$3,212.56
Profesional Fees
 
List each law firm and the amount paid in professional fees in the financial year
 
Australian Government Solicitor
$16,420.80
Ashurst
$29,358.07
Total value of professional fees paid (C)
$45,778.87

**Includes the value of direct briefs.

***Includes all expenditure on Counsel.

 

 

Legal Services 2010-11

 

Summary of Legal Services Expenditure 2010-11

Totals
Amount
Note: All figures should be inclusive of GST
 

Total Costs Recovered*

*Do not subtract this figure from the legal services expenditure total

$0.00
Total External Legal Services Expenditure
$453,653.05
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure
$631,936.00
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure
$1,085,589.05

 

External Legal Services Expenditure
 
Amount
Inclusive of GST
 
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)
$160,538.38
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)
$5,668.85
Total value of professional fees paid (C)
$287,445.82
Total External Legal Services Expenditure (A + B + C)
$453,653.05
 
 
Counsel
 
Number of briefs to male counsel
8
Number of briefs to female counsel
3
Total number of briefs to counsel
11
Number of direct briefs to male counsel
8
Number of direct briefs to female counsel
3
Total number of direct briefs to counsel
11
Total value of briefs to male counsel (including direct briefs)
$147,583.09
Total value of briefs to female counsel (including direct briefs)
$12,955.29
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)
$160,538.38
Disbursements
 
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)
$5,668.85
Profesional Fees
 
List each law firm and the amount paid in professional fees in the financial year
 
Brown & Co Solicitors and Consultants
$2,112.00
Landers and Rogers Lawyers
$12,342.00
Blake Dawson Waldren
$10,420.14
Australian Government Solicitor**
$262,571.68
Total value of professional fees paid (C)
$287,445.82
**These costs include the costs of an out-posted AGS employee from 1 July 2010-31 March 2011.
 

 

 

Legal Services 2009-10

 

Summary of Legal Services Expenditure 2009-10

 
Amount
Note: All figures should be inclusive of GST
 
Total External Legal Services Expenditure
$662,852.06
Total number of Counsel briefed
4
Total number of Counsel direct briefed
4
Total value of Counsel briefs
$112,014.34
Total disbursements (excl Counsel)
$4,807.40
Total of professional fees paid
$644,681.00
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure
$644,681.00
Total Costs Recovered
$0.00

 

External Legal Services Expenditure
 
Amount
Inclusive of GST
 
Counsel
 
Total number of Counsel briefed
4
*Male counsel briefed
3
*Female counsel briefed
1
Total number of Counsel direct briefed
 
*Male counsel direct briefed
2
*Female counsel direct briefed
1
Total value of Counsel briefs
$112,014.34
*Male counsel briefs
$105,014.34
*Female counsel briefs
$7,000.00
Disbursements (excluding Counsel)
$4,807.40
Professional Fees
 
Total professional fees paid
$658,044.66
 
 
Australian Government Solicitor
$455,236.41
Browne & Co Solicitors
$88,186.91
Buchanan Law
$2,607.00

 

 

Legal Services 2008-09

 

Summary of Legal Services Expenditure 2008-09

 
Amount
Note: All figures should be inclusive of GST
 
Total External Legal Services Expenditure
$563,991.67
Total number of Counsel briefed
4
Total number of Counsel direct briefed
4
Total value of Counsel briefs
$156,857.70
Total disbursements (excl Counsel)
$5,955.40
Total of professional fees paid
$401,178.57
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure
$390,663.47
Total Costs Recovered
$0.00

 

External Legal Services Expenditure
 
Amount
Inclusive of GST
 
Counsel
 
Total number of Counsel briefed
4
*Male counsel briefed
2
*Female counsel briefed
2
Total number of Counsel direct briefed
4
*Male counsel direct briefed
2
*Female counsel direct briefed
2
Total value of Counsel briefs
$156,857.70
*Male counsel briefs
$146,145.20
*Female counsel briefs
$10,712.50
Disbursements (excluding Counsel)
$5,955.40
Professional Fees
 
Total professional fees paid
$401,178.57
Browne & Co Solicitors and Consultants Pty Ltd
$47,807.80
Australian Government Solicitor
$350,367.77
Brian Ward Partners
$550.00
Buchanan Law
$2,453.00