Consultation on Costs Disclosure Thresholds in the Uniform Law

A consultation paper has been released as part of the Council’s review of the costs disclosure thresholds (Review).

The consultation paper invites feedback on:

  • the costs disclosure thresholds
  • the standard costs disclosure forms and information sheets
  • the exception to disclosure for commercial and government clients
  • the guidelines and directions on costs estimates issued by the Council and Commissioner, and
  • certain aspects of record keeping in relation to costs disclosure documents.

The consultation paper is informed by discussion with key stakeholders including government agencies, regulatory authorities, legal professional associations and those who work with consumers.

The Review is considering and will report on the effectiveness and regulatory impact of the costs disclosure thresholds referred to in s 174(4) and (5) of the Uniform Law, including whether they meet the objectives of the Uniform Law.

The Council appointed Dr Matthew Butlin as the expert consultant and leader of the Review. Submissions in response to the consultation paper will inform Dr Butlin’s final report which will be considered by the Council.

Submissions can be sent to by 2 June 2023 and will be published on the Council's website unless you ask for your submission to be treated as confidential.

Click here for the consultation paper.

Read here for more information on the Review.

Last updated:

16 May 2023

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