You are using a version of the website built for webcrawlers and people whose devices cannot use javascript. Some functionality may not be available.
Contents (2011 - 37)
Skip contents
Workers Compensation Regulation 2010
Repealed version for 30 June 2016 to 31 August 2016 (accessed 20 September 2017 at 20:56)
Part 17 Division 2 Subdivision 2
Subdivision 2 Maximum costs recoverable by legal practitioners and agents in compensation matters
98   Maximum costs recoverable
(1)  The costs that are recoverable, and the maximum costs that are recoverable, for:
(a)  legal services or agent services provided in or in relation to a claim for compensation, and
(b)  matters that are not legal or agent services but are related to a claim for compensation,
are the costs set out in Schedule 6, except as otherwise provided by this Part.
Note.
 The effect of this clause is that a legal practitioner or agent cannot recover any costs in relation to a claim for compensation unless those costs are set out in Schedule 6, except as otherwise provided in this Part.
(2)  If there is a change in the legal practitioner or agent retained by a party in or in relation to a claim made or to be made for compensation, the relevant costs are to be apportioned between the legal practitioners or agents concerned.
(3)  If there is a dispute as to such an apportionment, either legal practitioner or agent concerned (or the client) may refer the dispute to the Registrar for determination.
(4)  A legal practitioner or agent has the same right of appeal against a determination made under subclause (3) as the legal practitioner or agent would have under clause 135 if the determination were a determination made by the Registrar in relation to a bill of costs.
Note.
 Division 3 of Part 3.2 of the Legal Profession Act 2004 requires barristers and solicitors, before providing any legal services to a client, to provide the client with a written disclosure of the basis of the costs (or an estimate of the likely costs) of legal services concerned.
99   Maximum costs involving medical or related treatment or certain fees for health service providers
In workers compensation matters, the costs that are recoverable, and the maximum costs that are recoverable, in respect of costs of a kind referred to in clause 96 or Part 3 of Schedule 6 are, if section 61 of the 1987 Act or section 339 of the 1998 Act applies in respect of costs of that kind, costs equal to the amount fixed by or by order under the section concerned.
100   Costs not recoverable in certain circumstances (workers compensation matters)
(1)  This clause applies to workers compensation matters.
(2)  No amount is recoverable for costs (including disbursements) that are referred to in neither clause 96 nor Schedule 6.
(3)  No amount is recoverable for costs for any service or matter unless the claim or dispute (or the relevant aspect of the claim or dispute) to which the service or matter relates is resolved or otherwise dealt with in accordance with Schedule 6.
(4)  Despite subclause (3), if an appeal is lodged in respect of a claim or dispute, no amount is recoverable for costs for any service or matter (or the relevant aspect of the claim or dispute) unless the appeal is determined, is withdrawn or lapses.