Barristers’ Costs under the LPA

Requirements under the Legal Profession Act 2008 and the Legal Profession Regulations 2009 in relation to costs disclosure must be complied with from 1 July 2009.

For the assistance of members, the Association has prepared forms to guide compliance with the requirements of the legislation.

Form 1:  Retainer Agreement for Instructions from a Law Practice

Form 2:  Retainer Agreement for Instructions from In-house Counsel where Exception to Requirement for Disclosure Applies (see s263(2)(c) of the Legal Profession Act 2008)

Form 3:  Initial Disclosure to Law Practice (see s261(2) of the Legal Profession Act 2008)

Form 4:  Confirmation of Instructions that Law Practice is not Required to Provide Disclosure under s260 (s263(2)(c)

Form 5:  Invoice

Members are encouraged to review the new legislation to ensure compliance.
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_3558_homepage.html