Legal Services Expenditure 2018-19

Statement on legal services expenditure in accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.

This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the Federal Court of Australia, including the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Corporate Services and National Native Title Tribunal, for the financial year 2018-19, published in compliance with the Legal Services Directions 2017.

Expenditure is reported on an accrual accounting and exclusive of GST.

 
Summary totals $
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $290,902.00
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure -
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $290,902.00

 

Senior Counsel

Equitable briefing policy: 'senior' means a barrister of 10+ years experience at the Bar or a Queen's/Senior Counsel. For 2018-19 reports, include 2009 barristers.

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefs No.
Number of direct briefs to male senior counsel 1
Number of direct briefs to female senior counsel 0

Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs

$

Total value of direct briefs to male senior counsel $3,444
Total value of direct briefs to female senior counsel $0

 

Junior Counsel

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefs No.
Number of direct briefs to male junior counsel 2
Number of direct briefs to female junior counsel 2

Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs $
Total value of direct briefs to male junior counsel $38,995
Total value of direct briefs to female junior counsel $74,039

 

Total value of briefs to all counsel $116,478

 

Other fees

Fee type $
Legal Services Panel Fee $0
Total Disbursements $632
Total Professional fees $173,792

 

Summary totals

Summary totals Amount
T1 Total Legal Services Expenditure (External + Internal) $290,902
T2 Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $0
T3 Total External Legal Services Expenditure $290,902
T4 Total value of briefs to Counsel $116,478
T5 Total value of briefs to Male Counsel $42,439
T6 Total value of briefs to Female Counsel $74,039
T7 Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $632
T8 Total value of professional fees paid $173,792
Total number of briefs to counsel 5

 

Commentary

The non-corporate listed entity (known as the "Federal Court of Australia") created under section 18ZB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) is comprised of statutory office holders, officers and staff of or assisting the Federal Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and National Native Title Tribunal.