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QLD Federal Court Case - When Are Costs Awarded?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by mtee, 5 September 2014.

  1. mtee

    mtee Member

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    Hi guys, in a Federal Court case, at what stage are costs likely to be ordered?
    Does it need to go to trial with an outcome, or can they be awarded at a directions hearing?
    Thanks!
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @mtee
    I assume that you are referring to an award of costs - in contrast to say, "security for costs".
    If yes, as a general rule, costs follow the "event" (that is, the conclusion of proceeding).
    The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) sets out a summary of Costs Orders in ALRC Report 115.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. mtee

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    Hi John,
    Yes, that helps. Thanks for your time.
     
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