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NSW Losing a Case - Who Pays Lawyer Fees?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by ethan88, 10 July 2015.

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  1. ethan88

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    Does the loser of a case have to pay the winner's lawyer fees?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi there Ethan,

    What type of case? Criminal or civil? What is the matter you are referring to?
    In a civil case, depending on the circumstances, courts can direct each party to pay their own costs. Or if you reach a settlement, that can be part of the settlement terms.
     
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    For a commercial litigation case. I am unfamiliar with the law in Australia. Here in the US, win or lose eash party pays their
    own attorney fees.

    Thank you.

     

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