Legal Services Expenditure


In accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 and Guidance Note 8 of 2015 published by the Office of Legal Services Coordination, the following information provides the legal services expenditure for financial year 2014-2015 for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Note: All figures include GST

* Please note that in accordance with Guidance Note Number 8 of 2015 the total cost of each dedicated legal unit within the Department has been included in the internal legal services expenditure.

Total External Legal Services Expenditure $3,396,534
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $15,636,360*
External Legal Services Expenditure (inclusive of GST)
Total number of Counsel briefed in Australia 19
* Male counsel briefed 18
* Female counsel briefed 1
Total number of Counsel direct briefed in Australia 16
* Male counsel direct briefed 15
* Female counsel direct briefed 1
Total value of Counsel briefs in Australia $208,778
* Male counsel briefs $198,741
* Female counsel briefs $10,037
Disbursements (excluding Counsel) $41,441
Professional Fees
Total professional fees paid $3,119,278
Last Updated: 3 September 2013