Consultation on conditional costs agreements

18 July 2022

The Legal Services Council invites submissions on the draft Legal Profession Uniform Amendment (Conditional Costs Agreements) Rule (No 2) 2022 which would prohibit the use of conditional costs agreements in relation to proceedings under the following legislation: 

  • Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW)
  • Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Vic)
  • Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA)
  • Adoption Act 2000 (NSW)
  • Adoption Act 1984 (Vic)
  • Adoption Act 1994 (WA)
  • Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)
  • Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic)
  • Children and Community Services Act 2004 (WA)
  • Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth).

The Council also invites submissions on the continuation of the prohibition on conditional costs agreements in proceedings that involve the Family Court Act 1997 (WA). 

Submissions can be sent to submissions@legalservicescouncil.org.au on or before Friday, 19 August 2022, and may be published on the Council’s website unless you advise us otherwise. 

Click here for the consultation paper (PDF, 910.7 KB).

Last updated:

10 Oct 2022

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