Unpaid legal costs - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Unpaid legal costs

A law practice must not commence legal proceedings to recover legal costs from a person unless a bill has been given for the legal costs and the bill complies with the law and the rules.

A law practice must not commence legal proceedings to recover legal costs from a person until at least 30 days after the date on which the person is given the bill or receives an itemised bill. Where the legal costs are the subject of a costs dispute before the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, legal proceedings must not be started until the dispute is closed or resolved.

Further information

For more information about legal costs, please see the following pages:

Legal costs

Costs disclosure

Cost agreements

Billing

 

Last modified August 14, 2015.