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Workers Compensation Regulation 2010
Repealed version for 30 June 2016 to 31 August 2016 (accessed 23 September 2017 at 08:20)
Part 17 Division 4 Subdivision 4
Subdivision 4 Enforcement of assessment
130   Certificate as to determination
(1)  On making a determination, the Registrar is to issue to each party a certificate that sets out the determination.
(2)  The Registrar may issue more than one certificate in relation to an application for costs assessment. Such certificates may be issued at the same time or at different stages of the assessment process.
(3)  In the case of an amount of costs that has been paid, the amount (if any) by which the amount paid exceeds the amount specified in any such certificate may be recovered as a debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(4)  In the case of an amount of costs that has not been paid, the certificate is, on the filing of the certificate in the office or registry of a court having jurisdiction to order the payment of that amount of money, and with no further action, taken to be a judgment of that court for the amount of unpaid costs, and the rate of any interest payable in respect of that amount of costs is the rate of interest in the court in which the certificate is filed.
(5)  For this purpose, the amount of unpaid costs does not include the costs incurred by the Registrar in the course of a costs assessment.
(6)  To avoid any doubt, this clause applies to or in respect of both the assessment of costs referred to in Subdivision 2 of this Division (practitioner/client costs) and the assessment of costs referred to in Subdivision 3 of this Division (party/party costs).
(7)  If the costs of the Registrar are payable by a party to the assessment (as referred to in clause 132), the Registrar may refuse to issue a certificate relating to his or her determination under this clause until the costs of the Registrar have been paid.
(8)  Subclause (7) does not apply in respect of a certificate issued before the completion of the assessment process under subclause (2).
131   Reasons for determination
The Registrar must ensure that a certificate issued under clause 130 that sets out his or her determination is accompanied by:
(a)  a statement of the reasons for the Registrar’s determination, and
(b)  the amount of costs the Registrar determines is fair and reasonable, and
(c)  if the Registrar declines to assess a bill of costs under clause 123—the basis for doing so, and
(d)  if the Registrar determines that a term of a costs agreement is unjust—the basis for doing so, and
(e)  a statement of any determination under clause 125 that interest is not payable on the amount of costs assessed or, if payable, of the rate of interest payable.
132   Recovery of costs of costs assessment
(1)  This clause applies when the costs of the Registrar are payable by a party to the assessment (under section 369 (3) of the Legal Profession Act 2004 or clause 121 or 126 (5)).
(2)  On making a determination, the Registrar may issue to each party a certificate that sets out the costs incurred by the Registrar in the course of the costs assessment.
(3)  The certificate is, on the filing of the certificate in the office or registry of a court having jurisdiction to order the payment of that amount of money, and with no further action, taken to be a judgment of that court for the amount of unpaid costs.
(4)  The Registrar may take action to recover the costs of the Registrar.
133   Correction of error in determination
(1)  At any time after making a determination, the Registrar may, for the purpose of correcting an inadvertent error in the determination:
(a)  make a new determination in substitution for the previous determination, and
(b)  issue a certificate under clause 130 that sets out the new determination.
(2)  Such a certificate replaces any certificate setting out the previous determination of the Registrar that has already been issued by the Registrar, and any judgment that is taken to have been effected by the filing of that previously issued certificate is varied accordingly.
134   Determination to be final
The Registrar’s determination of an application is binding on all parties to the application and no appeal or other review lies in respect of the determination, except as provided by this Division.