Legal Services Expenditure Report 2020–21

All figures should be exclusive of GST and rounded to the nearest dollar

Summary totals

TypeAmount
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure$2,405,167
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure$1,483,462
Total External Legal Services Expenditure$921,705

Senior Counsel

Equitable briefing policy: ‘senior’ means a barrister of 10+ years experience at the Bar or a Queen’s/Senior Counsel. For 2020-21 reports, include 2009 barristers.

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefs
TypeNumber
Total number of direct briefs to male senior counsel0
Total number of direct briefs to female senior counsel1
Total number of direct briefs to gender X senior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to male senior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to female senior counsel4
Total number of indirect briefs to gender X senior counsel0
Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs
TypeAmount
Total value of direct briefs to male senior counsel$0
Total value of direct briefs to female senior counsel$7,952
Total value of direct briefs to gender X senior counsel$0
Total value of indirect briefs to male senior counsel$0
Total value of indirect briefs to female senior counsel$54,601.00
Total value of indirect briefs to gender X senior counsel$0

Junior Counsel

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefs
TypeNumber
Total number of direct briefs to male junior counsel4
Total number of direct briefs to female junior counsel1
Total number of direct briefs to gender X junior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to male junior counsel1
Total number of indirect briefs to female junior counsel3
Total number of indirect briefs to gender X junior counsel0
Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs
TypeAmount
Total value of direct briefs to male junior counsel$10,665
Total value of direct briefs to female junior counsel$1,564
Total value of indirect briefs to male junior counsel$3,800
Total value of indirect briefs to female junior counsel$10,176
Total value of indirect briefs to gender X junior counsel$0
Total value of briefs to all counsel$88,758

Panel Fee

TypeAmount
Legal Services Panel Fee (2020-21)$1,631

Disbursements

TypeAmount
Total Disbursements$18,190

Professional Fees

RecipientAmount
Australian Government Solicitor$342,787
Clayton Utz $19,784
Corrs Chambers Westgarth $16,915
HWL Ebsworth $108,093
Maddocks $32,303
Mills Oakley $3,473
Norton Rose Fulbright $96,388
Holding Redlich $192,112
Sparke Helmore $2,902

Summary totals

TypeAmount
Total Legal Services Expenditure $2,405,167
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $1,483,462
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $921,705
Total value of briefs to Counsel $88,758
Total value of briefs to Male Counsel $14,465
Total value of briefs to Female Counsel $74,293
Total value of briefs to gender X Counsel $0 
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $18,190
Total value of professional fees $814,757
Total value of professional fees - 10% off-Panel allowance $0
Total value of professional fees - Exemption from AGD $0
Total number of briefs to counsel14