Legal Services Expenditure

In accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 and Guidance Note 8 of 2011 published by the Office of Legal Services Coordination, the following information provides the legal services expenditure for financial year 2012-2013 for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Note: All figures include GST

* Please note that in accordance with Guidance Note Number 8 of 2011 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 $3,244,128.98
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $9,535,959.00*
Total Costs Recovered Nil
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 Nil
* Male counsel direct briefed Nil
* Female counsel direct briefed Nil
Total value of Counsel briefs in Australia $83,610.25
* Male counsel briefs $83,610.25
* Female counsel briefs Nil
Disbursements (excluding Counsel) $39,836.48
Professional Fees
Total professional fees paid $3,120,681.89