LEGAL ALERT: New Costs Regime in Victoria

Everything about costs is changing in 2025. Now is the time to get your head around the changes and understand what you need to do before the changes are here so that you and your practice can comply with the new costing regime. With significant changes to recovery of party/party costs and solicitor/client costs, this webinar will provide you with invaluable guidance on what to expect and how to plan for the changes.

Thursday, 25 July 2024
Chair

Lucy Dawson, Barrister, Green’s List

Description

Attend and earn 1.5 CPD units in Professional Skills or Practice Management and Business Skills
This program is based on VIC legislation

Professional Skills or Practice Management and Business Skills
12.30pm to 2.00pm A New Era for Legal Costs Commencing 1 January 2025

 

  • The new scale of costs for recovery of party/party costs
  • What does this mean for solicitor/client costs?
  • Improving your billing and description of work undertaken
  • Improving your billing review process
  • Ensuring flawless costs agreement and costs disclosure to maximise costs recovery
  • Managing counsel’s costs

Presented by Antonella Terranova, Principal, Castra Legal Costing; President, Northern Suburbs Law Association Inc., Chair, Costs Law Executive Committee, Member, Advisory Service Panel (LIV)

Presenters


Lucy Dawson, Barrister, Green’s List
Lucy has a busy practice in general commercial law, and amongst others is a leading junior in the costs space. She is frequently briefed to assist with litigation arising in connection with costs disputes, the flavour of which is broad and includes issues of statutory construction, the LPUL, professional negligence, debt claims, limitations periods and the quagmire that was created by the High Court’s decision in Bell Lawyers.


Antonella Terranova, Principal, Castra Legal Costing
Antonella Terranova has been in practice for 27 years. She became Principal and Director of Castra Legal Costing Pty Ltd in 2010. Antonella appears regularly in the Supreme Court and is also retained as an expert. Prior to her current role, Antonella worked in personal injury litigation. She has been a past winner of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Suburban Lawyer of the Year Award and in 2021 was the recipient of the LIV Distinguished Service Award. Antonella delivers ongoing legal education, is a member of the LIV, the Chair of the Costs Law Executive Committee and Chaired various Committees for the Litigation Costs Review, involved in policy work for the LIV and is a Panel Solicitor for the LIV Member’s Advisory Panel and has sat on the Judging Panel for the Suburban Lawyer of the Year Award. Additionally, Antonella has held the role of President of the Northern Suburbs Law Association Inc., since 2010 arranging bi-monthly CPD events, organised 3 international conferences, liaises with the LIV and promotes young lawyers and women to the profession.

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LEGAL ALERT: New Costs Regime in Victoria

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Thursday, 25 July 2024
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