Legal Services Expenditure 2020-21

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 2020-21, published in compliance with the Legal Services Directions 2017.

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

 

Summary totals

Total $
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $961,522
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $0
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $961,522
 

Senior Counsel

Equitable briefing policy: 'senior' means a barrister of 10+ years experience at the Bar or a Queen's/Senior Counsel. For 2019-20 reports, include 2010 barristers.

 
Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefs No.
Total number of direct briefs to male senior counsel 6
Total number of direct briefs to female senior counsel 1
Total number of direct briefs to gender X senior counsel 0
Total number of indirect briefs to male senior counsel 1
Total number of indirect briefs to female senior counsel 0
Total number of indirect briefs to gender X senior counsel 0

Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs

$

Total value of direct briefs to male senior counsel $162,539
Total value of direct briefs to female senior counsel $9,955
Total value of direct briefs to gender X senior counsel $0
Total value of indirect briefs to male senior counsel $10,606
Total value of indirect briefs to female senior counsel $0
Total value of indirect briefs to gender X senior counsel $0
 

Junior Counsel

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefs No.
Total number of direct briefs to male junior counsel 3
Total number of direct briefs to female junior counsel 6
Total number of direct briefs to gender X junior counsel 0
Total number of indirect briefs to male junior counsel 1
Total number of indirect briefs to female junior counsel 2
Total number of indirect briefs to gender X junior counsel 0
 
Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs $
Total value of direct briefs to male junior counsel $152,180
Total value of direct briefs to female junior counsel $238,671
Total value of direct briefs to gender X junior counsel $0
Total value of indirect briefs to male junior counsel $3,308
Total value of indirect briefs to female junior counsel $29,754
Total value of indirect briefs to gender X junior counsel $0
 
Value of briefs to all counsel $
Total value of briefs to all counsel$607,014
 

Disbursements

Total Disbursements $5,633
 

Professional Fees

Total value of professional fees $348,875
 

Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel

Use of the Panel  
Does your Agency participate in the WoAG Legal Services Panel? Yes
What was your WoAG Legal Services Panel Fee (2020-21) $0
 
Use of WoAG Legal Services Panel flexibility mechanisms $
Professional Fees for work done by non-Panel firms as part of 10% off-Panel allowance $0
Professional Fees for work done by non-Panel firms with an Exemption from AGD $0
 

Summary totals

Total Amount
Total Legal Services Expenditure (External + Internal) $961,522
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $0
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $961,522
Total value of briefs to Counsel $607,014
Total value of briefs to Male Counsel $328,633
Total value of briefs to Female Counsel $278,381
Total value of briefs to gender X Counsel $0
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $5,633
Total value of professional fees $348,875
Total value of professional fees - 10% off-Panel allowance $0
Total value of professional fees - Exemption from AGD $0
Total number of briefs to counsel 20
 

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.